The Diggers Of Colditz Castle Commemorative Coin

Diggers Of Colditz Castle

Introducing the premiere release of 'The Diggers of Colditz Castle Commemorative Coin'—an exclusive Bradford Exchange original design, limited to just 599 editions worldwide.

This commemorative coin from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Exclusive initial availability of the commemorative coin, limited to just 599 editions
  • Each coin is numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
  • Featuring a unique 65mm proof coin, layered in 24-carat gold
Meausres Approx. 65mm over 2½ inches in diameter.

S&H: $19.99

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The history of 'The Diggers of Colditz Castle Commemorative Coin' harkens back to the daring exploits of Allied prisoners held at Colditz Castle during World War II. Known as a supposedly escape-proof fortress, Colditz housed some of the most persistent and ingenious escape artists of the war. Despite the odds stacked against them, prisoners devised numerous breakout attempts, utilizing skills ranging from artistry to engineering. Among them were notable figures like Flight Lieutenant Hedley Fowler and Lieutenant John (Jack) Millet, whose courage and resourcefulness became legendary. These brave men, dubbed the 'Aussie Colditz Contingent,' epitomized determination and resilience in the face of adversity. Today, the commemorative coin pays homage to their spirit, featuring symbols of their defiance and the castle's imposing presence. Limited to just 599 editions worldwide, each coin is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and the enduring legacy of those who dared to defy the odds at Colditz.

Introducing the premiere release of 'The Diggers of Colditz Castle Commemorative Coin', a distinguished offering by The Bradford Exchange. Limited to just 599 editions worldwide, this exquisite coin boasts a diameter of 65mm and a weight of approximately 110gm, crafted to impeccable proof quality standards. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, affirming its exclusivity. The design, an original creation of The Bradford Exchange, features a 24-carat gold layering and showcases a poignant etching of the Colditz prisoners, alongside a compass and a military medal from Jack Millet's collection. Colditz Castle itself is meticulously engraved above, with an intricate escape map by Lieutenant John Millet below, capturing the essence of determination and resilience. Available solely through The Bradford Exchange, this commemorative coin commemorates the bravery and ingenuity of those who defied the odds at Colditz Castle, making it a rare and treasured addition to any collection. Order now!


The Commemorative available only from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Exclusive initial offering, limited to just 599 editions worldwide
  • Available only through The Bradford Exchange
  • Original design featuring a 65mm coin layered in 24-carat gold
  • Commemorates Colditz Castle and its famous prisoners
  • Proof quality with meticulous craftsmanship
  • Includes a famous group photo of Colditz prisoners and escape maps
  • Comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
  • Ideal for collectors of military history and numismatics