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Part of a limited edition of just 4,000, MacquarieMint is delighted to have secured a small number of this official Royal Mint tribute to one of the most important – and most tragic – encounters of the First World War.

Fought from July to November 1916 in northern France, the Battle of the Somme was supposed to deliver Britain and its allies a swift, decisive victory. Instead, it became a drawn-out war of attrition. Although notable for the rising importance of airpower, and for the first use of the tank, the Somme offensive is best remembered for mass industrial warfare, horrific battlefields and appalling casualties.

Struck to Proof quality from 28.28g of sterling silver, this 38.61mm coin carries a finely detailed depiction of the then new tank, which made its debut at the Battle of the Somme. Even one of the great innovations in 20th century military hardware could not propel the Allies to victory, and the Battle of the Somme ended in a bloody stalemate. The combined casualties were well over one million, making it one of the most costly battles in human history.

Presented within an official Royal Mint case, this unique British legal tender coin forms a fine memorial to those who served at the Battle of the Somme.

Specifications:

Metal: sterling silver

Quality: Proof

Diameter: 38.611 millimetres

Weight: 28.28 grams

Mintage: 4,000 coins only

 

Free accessory:

  • Official Royal Mint case
Part of a limited edition of just 4,000, MacquarieMint is delighted to have secured a small number of this official Royal Mint tribute to one of the most important – and most tragic – encounters of the First World War.

Fought from July to November 1916 in northern France, the Battle of the Somme was supposed to deliver Britain and its allies a swift, decisive victory. Instead, it became a drawn-out war of attrition. Although notable for the rising importance of airpower, and for the first use of the tank, the Somme offensive is best remembered for mass industrial warfare, horrific battlefields and appalling casualties.

Struck to Proof quality from 28.28g of sterling silver, this 38.61mm coin carries a finely detailed depiction of the then new tank, which made its debut at the Battle of the Somme. Even one of the great innovations in 20th century military hardware could not propel the Allies to victory, and the Battle of the Somme ended in a bloody stalemate. The combined casualties were well over one million, making it one of the most costly battles in human history.

Presented within an official Royal Mint case, this unique British legal tender coin forms a fine memorial to those who served at the Battle of the Somme.
Product ID: 14569
$ 169