This superb collector Set portrays five historic World War II fighting ships etched in naval folklore as a result of their powerful symbolism, epic encounters and courageous crews.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Designs
Built for the Imperial Russian Navy, the dreadnought Sevastopol (aka Paris Commune) supported the Red Army during Hitler's disastrous war on the Eastern Front, bombarding German forces on the Crimean Peninsula with savage effect.
Proud of her as the ultimate symbol of their naval strength during the inter-war years, the British were deeply shocked when the ‘Mighty’ Hood was sunk by the Bismarck in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941.
Churchill issued his famous command to sink the Bismarck just days after she broke out into the Atlantic in May 1941. The largest battleship in Germany's Kriegsmarine fought valiantly until she was sunk on 27 May.
The largest, heaviest battleship ever constructed and the flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Yamato succumbed to repeated bomb and torpedo hits from US aircraft while on the way to defend Okinawa in April 1945.
The United States' last battleship hosted one of the most famous moments of World War II when Japanese officials came aboard on 2 September 1945 to sign the document of unconditional surrender, thereby ending the War.
Issued as Legal Tender
Each 2007-dated coin, which bears Raphael Maklouf's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse, is issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu.
The Set is housed in a unique screen printed presentation case and protective box shipper.
Disclaimer: The colour of the presentation packaging may vary slightly as a result of the screen-printing process employed.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The Set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity containing detailed information about each ship, including launch date, dimensions, and main guns.
Extremely Limited Release
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of these Five-Coin Sets.