The Battle of Atlantic Quarter Sovereign pays fitting homage to an absolutely pivotal yet often overlooked chapter in the history of the Second World War – a period when German U-boats came alarmingly close to starving Britain into submission by attacking the convoys bringing vital food and raw materials from North America. During the Battle thousands of Merchant Navy seamen risked their lives during the perilous ocean journeys in defiance of a silent, deadly and an enemy that was initially barely detectable.

The design of the gold quarter sovereign depicts one of the iconic Liberty ships that undertook the crossings and incorporates the British Naval Crown atop the badge of the Merchant Navy. The depiction of the Liberty Ship is highly significant, as these were the ships that kept the supply lines open as the U-boats attempted to do their worst. During the 19th century, the gold sovereign was the coin of choice for international trade and in many ways the bedrock of the British Empire. It acted as an alternative currency in many countries. The Battle of the Atlantic Gold Quarter Sovereign carries on this great tradition of sovereign making and bears an obverse of HM the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Battle of the Atlantic veteran, Ron Quested has exclusively shared his wartime records, documents and photographs which have been painstakingly reproduced in an informative presentation pack. These accompany each Battle of Atlantic Gold Quarter Sovereign, offering a real insight into what life was like aboard the Liberty Ships at this dangerous time.

Just 1,100 Battle of Atlantic Gold Quarter Sovereigns are available worldwide - don't miss your chance to own this tribute to an absolutely pivotal yet often overlooked chapter in the history of the Second World War.

22 carat Gold
3.11 grams
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Quarter Sovereign
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