1 Oz (31.135g). Fought near the Spanish port of Cadiz on 21 October 1805 between square-rigged warships of the Royal Navy and the Franco-Spanish alliance, the Battle of Trafalgar ended Napoleon Bonaparte’s plan to invade Britain. Brave tactics employed by Lord Nelsons outnumbered fleet saw the Royal Navy achieve one of its most celebrated victories. But it came at the cost of the legendary Admirals life. Picked off by a French marksman, Nelson died aboard his illustrious flagship, HMS Victory. The coins reverse portrays HMS Victory, one of the most famous warships ever built. The design, which includes The Perth Mints P mintmark, also features a coloured section depicting the Battle of Trafalgar. 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. Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Low mintage – limited to only 5,000 pieces. Comes with capsule, certificate of authenticity and the presentation case. The item “Cook Islands 2011 $1 Famous Naval Battles Trafalgar 1 Oz Silver Proof Coin” is in sale since Saturday, September 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\World\Oceania/Australasia”. The seller is “silverarcheryuk” and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year of Issue: 2011
- Country: Cook Islands
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia