The Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary ¼ and ½ Sovereign Set

Struck in association with The Royal Airforces Association - Flown in a Wartime Spitfire

The Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Quarter and Half Sovereign Set

  • The official Battle of Britain Gold 1/4 and 1/2 Sovereigns presented together in one set
  • Issued by The Royal Airforce Association
  • Struck to the highest quality Proof finish in 22 carat gold
  • Just 850 flown in a spitfire on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Type: Single
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Flown on the day: To mark the occasion, of the 75th Anniversary of The battle of Britain The Royal Air Forces Association and The London Mint Office arranged a very special Battle of Britain commemorative flight by a wartime Supermarine Spitfire, surely one of the most iconic aircraft in military history. 

The Spitfire took off from RAF Biggin Hill on 14th September 2015 with a unique cargo on board - a cache of gold sovereigns including this set of  Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary 1/4 and 1/2 Sovereign.

Exclusive Mint mark: Features the exclusive 75th Anniversary Flight privy mark, verifying that this sovereign flew over the skies of Britain to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Strictly Limited: Only 850 of these sets have flown in the Supermarine Spitfire on 15th September, the day of the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain.

Quality: Struck to Proof quality, the highest quality available

Stunning Design:  The symbolic reverse design is taken from the ‘Wings for Victory’ plaque, depicting a male figure grappling with a three-headed serpent. Each of the three heads represents the three major axes during WWII. The Obverse features a portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

 

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Specifications
Metal:
22 carat gold
Quality:
Proof - the highest possible
Weight:
1.99g and 3.99g
Diameter:
13.50mm and 19.30mm
Issuing Authority:
The Government of Gibraltar
Denomination:
Quarter and Half Sovereign
Year of issue:
2015
Mintage limit:
850