Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin
Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary coin
Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Proof Coin honours 50 years of the Tet Offensive. Only 599 will be minted.
The Vietnam War was fought as much on television as it was on the battle field. As the nightly news revealed the horrors of the war and its interminable stalemate, the public, politicians and soldiers alike began to question why? It was the same on both sides. The 1968 Tet Offensive initiated by North Vietnam was a tactical manoeuver to break the deadlock by taking the war from the jungle to the cities and to the people. When tactics change in war, only those resilient enough will survive. The 1st Australian Task Force faced a desperate enemy intent on winning at any cost. Surviving sniper fire, bombardment and artillery in changing conditions, the courage of the 1st ATF is writ large in the Anzac legend. In the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, we remember this turning point in the Vietnam War, putting aside the why, in favour of the who and the how of the valorous 1st ATF, in a new golden proof coin approved by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Now you can own a piece of history with the Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive only to The Bradford Exchange.
Substantial is the only way to describe this coin. 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 features a special 50th anniversary seal minted in valuable rhodium-platinum. It is bejewelled with a genuine Swarovski “ruby” crystal – representing the colour or remembrance – 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. This means that each one of these limited edition coins has a rarity value in addition to its collectability, which would usually push the release price too high for most people. Comes in a deluxe presentation case and Official Certificate of Authenticity. High demand is expected so don’t delay, order yours now!
ENDORSED BY THE DEFENCE FORCE WELFARE ASSOCIATION - The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Associate whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.
This Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:
- Own a piece of history with the Tet Offensive 50th Anniversary Golden Proof Coin exclusive only to The Bradford Exchange EVENT50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, we remember this turning point in the Vietnam War! LIMITED RELEASE Worldwide mintage limited of just 599
- HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold
- INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Metallic portrait of soldiers heading into battle on the reverse side. The observe side showcases the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Bejewelled with genuine Swarovski "ruby" crystal.
- QUALITY: Proof minting, the highest possible quality
- AUTHENTICATION: Coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
- FREE: A prestigious presentation case, included at no additional cost
- Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
- ENDORSED BY THE DEFENCE FORCE WELFARE ASSOCIATION - The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Associate whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.