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Famous Naval Battles Silver Coin Battle of Hampton Roads

Famous Naval Battles Silver Coin Battle of Hampton Roads

The first ever clash between two ironclad warships took place during the American Civil War on Hampton Roads, a body of water on the US east coast. On the Confederate side was Virginia, a wooden frigate previously known as USS Merrimack, which had been sunk and then rebuilt as an ironclad ram. During the second day of the battle, she encountered the Union Monitor. A completely new design of ironclad, her extremely low profile meant that she had no more than 18 inches of armoured deck visible above the water line. After fighting for several hours, mostly at close range, neither ship had landed a decisive blow, their armour plating proving effective. Nevertheless, the battle marked the dawn of a new era in maritime warfare. The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality. The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy. The design, which includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, also features a coloured section representing the battle with Virginia. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year date on its obverse. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.

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