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Perth Mint Coin Profiles – Australia 2020 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins

Perth Mint Coin Profiles - Australia 2020 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary Gold Proof Coins

The Battle of Britain took place over southern England and the English Channel between July and October 1940. Pitting Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) against the German Luftwaffe, it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces.

Following the Fall of France, the might of Nazi Germany turned its attention to the last bastion of European democracy – the British Isles. Hitler’s plan was to neutralise the RAF’s aircraft before launching a naval invasion code named Operation Sea Lion.

Despite grim prospects and being heavily outnumbered, the pilots of the RAF rose to the occasion with remarkable courage. The battles were characterised by fierce dog fights involving their legendry Hurricanes and Spitfires, and Germany’s famous Messerschmitt Bf 109s.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz and 2oz of 99.99% pure gold in Proof quality, the two new coins are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will issue no more than 500 of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain 2020 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin and only 80 of the 2oz Gold Proof Coin.

Perth Mint Design

Each coin’s reverse portrays representations of six Spitfire fighter planes against a stylised cloud, which surrounds the inscription ‘80TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE of BRITAIN’. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the coin’s weight and fineness and the 2020 year-date.

Each coin’s obverse depicts the Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Presentation

The coins are housed in prestigious wooden presentation cases within superbly illustrated shippers and are accompanied by numbered Certificates of Authenticity.

Perth Mint Designer(s)

Designer and engraver Jody Clark joined the Royal Mint UK in 2012. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II became the fifth official portrait in 2015 (View Designer’s Profile).

Coin Specifications

Country:  Australia
Year Of Issue:  2020
Denomination:  1/4oz: 25 Dollars; 2oz: 200 Dollars (both AUD)
Mint Mark:  P
Mintage:  1/4oz: 500; 2oz: 80
Alloy:  .9999 Gold
Weight:  1/4oz: 7.777 g; 2oz: 62.213 g
Diameter:  1/4oz: 20.60 mm; 2oz: 40.90 mm
Thickness:  1/4oz: 2.30 mm; 2oz: 3.80 mm
OBV Designer Jody Clark
REV Designer Wade Robinson
Quality: Proof

 

Perth Mint
Perth Mint
The Perth Mint is Australia’s largest and most highly accredited precious metals enterprise. Through its integrated operations and trusted products and services, it develops markets and creates demand for Australian precious metals the world over. Operating the largest refinery and the only facility in Australia accredited for gold and silver by the London Bullion Market Association, the Mint holds endorsements by commodity trading centres in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai. The Perth Mint exports in excess of USD14 billion worth of bullion bars and coins to institutional and private investors in more than 130 countries each year and issues an array of legal tender commemoratives for collectors. Offering the world’s only government guaranteed precious metals investment and storage program, the Mint also manages approximately USD3 billion worth of metal held on behalf of some 40,000 clients. Still operating in its original premises, founded in 1899, The Perth Mint is also a premier tourist destination and home to the Guinness Book of Records certified largest coin in the world – the Australian Kangaroo One Tonne Gold Coin, worth more than USD 40 million.

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