105th Anniversary HMAS Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin

HMAS Sydney Golden Proof Coin

Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Proof Coin Commemorates the HMAS Sydney sinking the SMS Emden. Only 599 will be minted. Includes case.

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

P&H: $19.99

Available in 5 instalments of $49.99 Comes with our famous 14-day guarantee
Product Number:
403-CO130.01

From the earliest days of the First World War, our armed forces were ready and willing to take on an enemy on the other side of the world. But as the battle came closer to our shores, our service personnel would be called upon to engage an enemy that threatened home and all we held dear. This is war at its most desperate and in these times, courage becomes the driving force in all of us. The Battle of the Cocos Islands in 1914, which saw the men of HMAS Sydney triumph over the marauding SMS Emden, has been recorded as the Royal Australian Navy’s first battle victory. To this day, it remains an inspiration to all our service personnel as well as sowing the seeds for the nascent Anzac legend which took root on the shores of Gallipoli a few months later. Commemorate the men of HMAS Sydney and their epic battle in a new golden proof coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange.

Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin” serves as a testament to the indomitable spirit of Australia and New Zealand, whose Anzac legacy lies in the heart of each one of us. Battle portraiture is one of the most potent and powerfully affecting forms of art. The viewer, placed in the midst of conflict, experiences life-and-death uncertainties far removed from their everyday life. Experience the deadly Sydney-Emden battle recreated in exacting detail by the Master Minters of The Commonwealth Mint. Emden is in its death throes, a burnt-out hulk fading fast on the horizon. All that is left of its once-feared presence is billowing smoke. HMAS Sydney is in the foreground, dominating the scene as she dominated the battle. Triumphant and resplendent in the shimmer of pure, layered 24-carat gold, a victorious Sydney represents the future of the Great War and of the R.A.N. as one of today’s most respected military forces. It’s a stirring, uplifting metaphor made all the more appealing by the skilled artistry of its creation. The addition of a privy mark inspired by the Emden Medal awarded to those who served aboard HMAS Sydney during the Battle of the Cocos Islands provides a fitting finishing touch. Deserving of every military coin collection, the edition has added authority as represented by Her Majesty, whose presence on the obverse signifies a coin of true legitimacy and heirloom value.

Impressive 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 accented with an 105th anniversary privy mark cast in valuable rhodium-platinum as a reproduction of the Emden Medal, 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. Strong demand is expect so don’t delay, order yours now!

This product is endorsed by the Defence Force Welfare Association. The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Association whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and wellbeing of the Defence Family that embraces over three million Australians. Your purchase of this product will help us help the DFWA continue their truly inspirational endeavours. If the DFWA had existed in during the first and second worlds wars years, the families of our diggers would have enjoyed a quality of life befitting their courage in the defence of our nation and the freedom we enjoy.

Features

This 105th Anniversary HMAS Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorate the 105th anniversary HMAS Sydney sinking the SMS Emden with the 105th Anniversary HMAS Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT Commemorate the Battle of the Cocos Islands in 1914, which saw the men of HMAS Sydney triumph over the marauding SMS Emden
  • 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: The front of the coin features a victorious Sydney. The addition of a privy mark inspired by the Emden Medal awarded to those who served aboard HMAS Sydney during the Battle of the Cocos Islands provides a fitting finishing touch. Deserving of every military coin collection, the edition has added authority as represented by Her Majesty, whose presence on the obverse signifies a coin of true legitimacy and heirloom value.
  • 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
  • This product is endorsed by the Defence Force Welfare Association. The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Association whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and wellbeing of the Defence Family that embraces over three million Australians. Your purchase of this product will help us help the DFWA continue their truly inspirational endeavours. If the DFWA had existed in during the first and second worlds wars years, the families of our diggers would have enjoyed a quality of life befitting their courage in the defence of our nation and the freedom we enjoy.
Features

This 105th Anniversary HMAS Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorate the 105th anniversary HMAS Sydney sinking the SMS Emden with the 105th Anniversary HMAS Sydney Sinks SMS Emden Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT Commemorate the Battle of the Cocos Islands in 1914, which saw the men of HMAS Sydney triumph over the marauding SMS Emden
  • 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: The front of the coin features a victorious Sydney. The addition of a privy mark inspired by the Emden Medal awarded to those who served aboard HMAS Sydney during the Battle of the Cocos Islands provides a fitting finishing touch. Deserving of every military coin collection, the edition has added authority as represented by Her Majesty, whose presence on the obverse signifies a coin of true legitimacy and heirloom value.
  • 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
  • This product is endorsed by the Defence Force Welfare Association. The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Association whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and wellbeing of the Defence Family that embraces over three million Australians. Your purchase of this product will help us help the DFWA continue their truly inspirational endeavours. If the DFWA had existed in during the first and second worlds wars years, the families of our diggers would have enjoyed a quality of life befitting their courage in the defence of our nation and the freedom we enjoy.