Battle for the Atlantic 75th Anniversary Silver Dollar

Battle of the Atlantic Coin

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Black May in the Atlantic. Features .925 Silver with black ruthenium plating and 24ct gold plating. Mintage 499.

Diameter of 38.6 mm. Weight 28.28 gms
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Product Number:
403-COM84.01

It is difficult to assign an anniversary year to the Battle of the Atlantic in that it was a series of engagements spanning World War II.

As early as 3 September 1939, a German submarine sank a passenger ship, the Athenia with 112 of its crew and passengers killed. This underhand blow was the first in a long and bitter struggle in which German U-boats, with navy and air support, sought to destroy ships supplying Britain and allies with food, fuel and equipment. By the end of September alone, 137,084 tons of British shipping had been sunk.

Allied containment of these Axis attacks was vital for Atlantic sea lanes to be kept open. The Mediterranean and African theatres also needed the same support. Above all, in the latter part of the War, D-Day and similar amphibious engagements would not have been possible. The Allies would have lost: end of story.

But they responded with escorted convoys (including the Australian heavy cruiser HMAS Australia and others) to protect supply ships and help establish the control needed not only for shipment of supplies but to support future attack strategies. As British wartime Prime Minster Winston Churchill, said of the Battle, "Never for one moment could we forget that everything happening elsewhere, on land, at sea, or in the air, depended ultimately on its outcome."

The Atlantic supply routes were ultimately secured by Allied determination and superior technology (including radar and code breaking) but at a huge cost: the loss of some four thousand ships, including 175 war ships and over 72,000 naval and merchant seamen.

This commemorative silver coin, exclusive to Bradford Exchange, is exquisitely crafted to the highest numismatic standards; it includes a 24K gold inlay emblem of the anniversary date against a dark, polished Ruthenium background accent showing a typical sea/air/u-boat engagement. The reverse features the current coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth.

Features

This 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Black May in the Atlantic with the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • Approved Issuing Authority Tristan Da Cunha, approved by Buckingham Palace
  • Composition .925 Silver with black ruthenium plating and 24ct gold plating
  • Incredible Detail Etched artwork depicting the dramatic scenes of the Battle of the Atlantic
  • Low Mintage Low Worldwide mintage of 499
  • Diameter of 38.6 mm. Weight 28.28 gms

Features

This 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Black May in the Atlantic with the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • Approved Issuing Authority Tristan Da Cunha, approved by Buckingham Palace
  • Composition .925 Silver with black ruthenium plating and 24ct gold plating
  • Incredible Detail Etched artwork depicting the dramatic scenes of the Battle of the Atlantic
  • Low Mintage Low Worldwide mintage of 499
  • Diameter of 38.6 mm. Weight 28.28 gms