The Official Merchant Navy Association 'Attack from Above' Silver Coin

Paying tribute to the Merchant Navy who served during The Battle of the Atlantic

The Official Merchant Navy Association 'Attack from Above' Silver Coin

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  • Released in official partnership with The Merchant Navy Association
  • Struck in original wartime silver recovered from the S.S. Gairsoppa
  • Struck to the highest possible quality - Proof
  • Type: Single
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Order your Official Merchant Navy Association ‘Attach from Above’ Pure Silver Coin for just £29.95!

In February 1941, during the Battle of the Atlantic, a Merchant Navy vessel, the SS Gairsoppa, was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-101 off the Irish coast. On board, she had up to 7 million ounces of silver, destined to be minted into British coins. Silver, crew and ship sank to the bottom of the ocean 4,700 metres below sea level. In 2012, after more than 70 years on the seabed the WWII silver was located and brought to the surface – thanks to advanced modern technology it is one of the deepest successful shipwreck recovery operations ever! After 75 years the lost British WWII silver is now available in a unique coin issue remembering the forgotten fourth service. This unique commemorative provide a fitting tribute to not only the lost crew of the SS Gairsoppa but to the 30,000 Merchant Navy sailors who sacrificed their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic.

The silver coin depicts an anonymous Merchant vessel being attacked by the Kriegsmarine, represented by a German heavy cruiser of the Admiral Hipper Class, and the Luftwaffe, represented by Junkers Ju 87 drive bombers. The inscription reads 'UNRECOGNIZED, YOU PUT US IN YOUR DEBT', the first line in the last stanza of the poem 'For all Seafarers' by John Edwards Masefield, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. 

Struck in half oz of pure Silver to Proof quality, the highest possible standard, this exceptional commemorative coin is strictly limited to just 20,000 coins worldwide and acts as an everlasting reminder of the forgotten service during one of the most deadliest conflicts the world has seen.

By ordering your Official Merchant Navy Association ‘Attack from Above’ Pure Silver Coin, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office, 14-day “no quibble” guarantee.

Metal:
99.9% British WWII Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
15.55 grams
Diameter:
32mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Half Crown
Year of issue:
2016
Mintage limit:
20,000

Order your Official Merchant Navy Association ‘Attach from Above’ Pure Silver Coin for just £29.95!

In February 1941, during the Battle of the Atlantic, a Merchant Navy vessel, the SS Gairsoppa, was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-101 off the Irish coast. On board, she had up to 7 million ounces of silver, destined to be minted into British coins. Silver, crew and ship sank to the bottom of the ocean 4,700 metres below sea level. In 2012, after more than 70 years on the seabed the WWII silver was located and brought to the surface – thanks to advanced modern technology it is one of the deepest successful shipwreck recovery operations ever! After 75 years the lost British WWII silver is now available in a unique coin issue remembering the forgotten fourth service. This unique commemorative provide a fitting tribute to not only the lost crew of the SS Gairsoppa but to the 30,000 Merchant Navy sailors who sacrificed their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic.

The silver coin depicts an anonymous Merchant vessel being attacked by the Kriegsmarine, represented by a German heavy cruiser of the Admiral Hipper Class, and the Luftwaffe, represented by Junkers Ju 87 drive bombers. The inscription reads 'UNRECOGNIZED, YOU PUT US IN YOUR DEBT', the first line in the last stanza of the poem 'For all Seafarers' by John Edwards Masefield, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. 

Struck in half oz of pure Silver to Proof quality, the highest possible standard, this exceptional commemorative coin is strictly limited to just 20,000 coins worldwide and acts as an everlasting reminder of the forgotten service during one of the most deadliest conflicts the world has seen.

By ordering your Official Merchant Navy Association ‘Attack from Above’ Pure Silver Coin, you have no further commitments and your purchase is protected by The London Mint Office, 14-day “no quibble” guarantee.

Notify me when the product will be available.
Specifications
Metal:
99.9% British WWII Silver
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
15.55 grams
Diameter:
32mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Half Crown
Year of issue:
2016
Mintage limit:
20,000