Product Code: L6721900
To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Start of the Second World War, Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of Uncle Sam and Britannia in Proof Sterling Silver. Issued on behalf of the British Virgin Islands, this coin symbolises the unity between the United States and Great Britain, with both countries standing strong together with the iconic American Eagle and British Lion.
Based on a vintage patriotic poster, the reverse of the coin shows Uncle Sam with an eagle representing the United States and Britannia, holding a shield and trident with a lion representing Great Britain. Uncle Sam is a common national personification of the American government of the United States that, according to legend, came into use during the War of 1812.
The wording “World War II” appears in the surround with the value at the base. The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Second World War was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier. It was the most global war in history and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
At the outbreak of the World War II, the United States assumed Britain’s defence responsibilities in the Caribbean. In September 1940, the two countries agreed to the Lend-Lease Agreement which was also known the Bases-for-Destroyers Agreement. Under its terms the United States established eleven military bases in the area. After President Franklin D Roosevelt designated the Caribbean as a coastal frontier it became the forward edge of American defence strategy during the war.
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver|
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