Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin

Spitfire Golden Proof Coin

Fully layered with pure 24-carat golden and features a rhodium-platinum privy mark. Proof Coin remembers the: 80th Anniversary of the First Mission of the Spitfire. Free presentation case.

Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
$249.95

P&H: $19.99

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Product Number:
403-CO129.01

From drawing to production to launch, the Supermarine Spitfire was seen as the latest innovation in aviation technology. What it lacked was a proven track record in battle. All the accolades in the world would amount to nothing if its express purpose – aerial defence – could not be substantiated. The events of the Battle of the River Forth in October of 1939, not only validated the Spitfire as a formidable weapon of war, it also created a shining beacon of hope for a nation soon to be subjected to nightly air raids by an implacable enemy. As the legend of the Spitfire grew, so did the hopes of Britain in its darkest, deadliest hour. Pay tribute to this remarkable aircraft and its courageous pilots in the “Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin.” More than a machine, the Spitfire is the very embodiment of the principle of freedom upon which the Allied war effort was based. Share in it once again in this stalwart commemoration reviewed and approved for minting by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This tribute to history is limited and is only available from The Bradford Exchange!

The reports of that October day hint at a sense of unknown and foreboding as the first Luftwaffe attack on Britain took place over the Forth River. The waiting and watching until the siren called the Spitfire pilots into action was palpable. Then all of a sudden…chaos as the first engagement between RAF and Luftwaffe heralded the start of hostilities. These challenging emotions have been captured down to the finest detail in this superb Proof Coin. The fight between the Spitfire and Junkers bomber is both thrilling and deadly in richly minted detailed. Plumes of smoke signal the first strike for freedom made by the Spitfire as the Junkers heads towards a watery grave. There is a tremendous sense of energy in the scene, with the deadly speed of the propeller hinting at the split-second timing needed to dispatch the enemy. Incused around the edge of the coin is the date of the encounter and the stirring words “First of the Few.” Those few would be tested again and again as they became the heroes of the Battle of Britain just a few short months later. For now, as the coin so brilliantly portrays, the first blow for freedom was struck and the Spitfire was finally proven a deadly opponent for the Luftwaffe. At 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams, coins of such proportions are struck to mark occasions of great importance. Minted to Proof standards, the highest possible quality, it is entirely layered with pure 24-carat gold and accented with an 80th anniversary privy mark cast in valuable rhodium-platinum creating a coin that is simply without parallel. The technical complexities of striking at such a large diameter ensures that the worldwide mintage has been set remarkably low, at just 599. Strong demand is expect so don’t delay, order yours now!

Features

This Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin, exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Remember and relive the historic story of the Spitfire with the Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin, exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Incused around the edge of the coin is the date of the encounter and the stirring words “First of the Few.” The coin so brilliantly portrays, the first blow for freedom was struck and the Spitfire was finally proven a deadly opponent for the Luftwaffe. Coin face shows a full-detail action scene of a Junkers bomber vanquished by a spitfire near the Forth Bridge in Scotland!
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold and accented with an 80th anniversary privy mark cast in valuable rhodium-platinum creating a coin that is simply without parallel.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: The edition limit of this coin is 599
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
Features

This Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin, exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Remember and relive the historic story of the Spitfire with the Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin, exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Spitfire First Mission 80th Anniversary
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Incused around the edge of the coin is the date of the encounter and the stirring words “First of the Few.” The coin so brilliantly portrays, the first blow for freedom was struck and the Spitfire was finally proven a deadly opponent for the Luftwaffe. Coin face shows a full-detail action scene of a Junkers bomber vanquished by a spitfire near the Forth Bridge in Scotland!
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold and accented with an 80th anniversary privy mark cast in valuable rhodium-platinum creating a coin that is simply without parallel.
  • LIMITED RELEASE: The edition limit of this coin is 599
  • QUALITY: Proof, highest quality possible struck especially for the collector
  • AUTHENTICATION: Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
  • SIZE: Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight