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The Great Escape Five Crowns

WII Commemorative Crown

Fully layered with pure 24-carat gold Five Crown coin with FREE deluxe case. Limited Edition only 1,944 will be minted.

Measures 65mm; Weight 110gm
$249.95

S&H: $19.99

Available in 5 instalments of $49.99 Comes with our famous 14-day guarantee. Pre-order for April 2019 delivery!
Product Number:
403-CO113.01

If there is a single, defining attribute of the human species, it is our dedication to the pursuit of freedom. To be men and woman who exist on our own terms, to make our own contribution to the world as we see fit. When freedom is threatened, no risk is too great to take back what is inalienably ours. In 1944, the Allied Prisoners of War of Stalag Luft III undertook the greatest escape attempt in military history to secure their freedom. As the risks they took and the ingenuity of their plan became known, a legend grew. Their story is timeless and universal for without freedom, we just exist. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of this audacious plan, The Bradford Exchange Mint invites you to honour these men – of which there were five Australians and two New Zealanders – in a new exclusive crown coin.

Alive with the adrenaline-charged energy of that danger-filled night in March 1944, the coin crackles with movement and drama. Barbed wire and a powerful searchlight threaten the fleeing POWs. Along the light’s beam, “The Great Escape” shines powerfully. It is a heartfelt metaphor suggesting that not even the Nazi war machine can constrain the silhouetted Allies and their search for freedom. Alongside the men, an eagle with wings spread heralds their escape. One of nature’s greatest symbols of freedom, the eagle shows that the men will soar forever. Design is also plated in 24-carat gold with the genuine Swarovski “diamond” crystal. A 75th anniversary seal cast in valuable rhodium-platinum anchors the design. As powerfully moving on repeated viewings, as it is on the first glimpse, “The Great Escape Five Crowns” is a shining testament to the pursuit of freedom and to the minters’ art form. 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.

Features

This The Great Escape Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Honour the men who undertook WWII’s most audacious bid for freedom with, “The Great Escape Five Crowns” exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT The 75th anniversary of the allied Prisoners of War of Stalag Luft III who undertook the greatest escape attempt in military history to secure their freedom.
  • LIMITED RELEASE World wide mintage limited of just 1,944
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION Intended as a collectors’ item, the main design features barbed wire and a powerful searchlight threaten the fleeing POWs. Along the light’s beam, “The Great Escape” shines powerfully. Alongside the men, an eagle with wings spread heralds their escape. Features a Swarovski “diamond” crystal
  • AUTHENTICATION Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Certificate also includes the important history of the event.
  • QUALITY Outstanding Proof quality, the highest possible minting standard
  • The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Association whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million Australians
  • Measures 65mm; Weight 110gm

Features

This The Great Escape Five Crowns exclusive to The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Honour the men who undertook WWII’s most audacious bid for freedom with, “The Great Escape Five Crowns” exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT The 75th anniversary of the allied Prisoners of War of Stalag Luft III who undertook the greatest escape attempt in military history to secure their freedom.
  • LIMITED RELEASE World wide mintage limited of just 1,944
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION Intended as a collectors’ item, the main design features barbed wire and a powerful searchlight threaten the fleeing POWs. Along the light’s beam, “The Great Escape” shines powerfully. Alongside the men, an eagle with wings spread heralds their escape. Features a Swarovski “diamond” crystal
  • AUTHENTICATION Each coin comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Certificate also includes the important history of the event.
  • QUALITY Outstanding Proof quality, the highest possible minting standard
  • The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Association whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million Australians
  • Measures 65mm; Weight 110gm