Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin

Battle of Leyte Gulf Coin

Fully layered with pure 24-carat golden and bejewelled with a genuine Swarovski “diamond” crystal. Proof Coin remembers the: 75th Battle of Leyte Gulf. Free presentation case.

Diameter is a huge 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
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Product Number:
403-CO122.01

The statistics of the four battles of Leyte Gulf are almost inconceivable. The loss of life and materiel is staggering. But freedom always comes at a price. The men of HMAS Australia learnt that lesson all too soon. Barely surviving what was thought to be the first recorded Kamikaze attack of WWII, the ship and its men are a testament to the resilience and courage which defined the Australian war effort. Despite 30 dead and dozens seriously wounded, HMAS Australia continued to fight under the stalwart leadership of Lt. Commander Gerrett. Amidst heavy fire, he frequently asked “Did we get the plane?” When the answer was affirmative, he was heard to say “Well, that’s all that counts.” Men like Gerrett, his crew and General Douglas MacArthur, the mastermind of the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, gave us the freedom we enjoy today. Commemorate these men through on the most significant engagements ever with the “Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin”, an exclusive to The Bradford Exchange.

Long admired and respected for his tenacity and strategic acumen, General Douglas MacArthur is a fitting hero for the centrepiece of the design. He is portrayed striding triumphantly. His famous speech, “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil” is reproduced as a valediction of his bravely. The names of the nine Australian ships which took part in the battle shines with renewed vigour so their contribution to victory will always be remembered. A crossed-rifle motif stands for the Australian-American unity which ensured victory, while a laurel wreath, long the ultimate symbol of the triumphant hero, finishes the design. Amidst the raised-relief waves, the portrait of MacArthur and the gallant Australian vessels, is an acknowledgment of thanks which is as gratefully given today and tomorrow as it was 75 years ago. 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 bejewelled with a genuine Swarovski “diamond” crystal 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 Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Remember and relive the story of Battle of Leyte Gulf with the Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Remembering the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: General Douglas MacArthur’s famous speech, “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil” is reproduced as a valediction of his bravely. The names of the nine Australian ships which took part in the battle shines with renewed vigour so their contribution to victory will always be remembered. A crossed-rifle motif stands for the Australian-American unity which ensured victory, while a laurel wreath, long the ultimate symbol of the triumphant hero, finishes the design.
  • Amidst the raised-relief waves, the portrait of MacArthur and the gallant Australian vessels, is an acknowledgment of thanks which is as gratefully given today and tomorrow as it was 75 years ago
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold and bejewelled with a genuine Swarovski “diamond” crystal
  • 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 Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Remember and relive the story of Battle of Leyte Gulf with the Battle of Leyte Gulf Golden Proof Coin exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT: Remembering the Battle of Leyte Gulf
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: General Douglas MacArthur’s famous speech, “I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil” is reproduced as a valediction of his bravely. The names of the nine Australian ships which took part in the battle shines with renewed vigour so their contribution to victory will always be remembered. A crossed-rifle motif stands for the Australian-American unity which ensured victory, while a laurel wreath, long the ultimate symbol of the triumphant hero, finishes the design.
  • Amidst the raised-relief waves, the portrait of MacArthur and the gallant Australian vessels, is an acknowledgment of thanks which is as gratefully given today and tomorrow as it was 75 years ago
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION: Intended as a collector item, this Proof-minted crown is fully layered with pure 24-carat gold and bejewelled with a genuine Swarovski “diamond” crystal
  • 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