Famous Naval Battles - Battle of Hampton Roads 1862

Cook Islands 2010 - $1 - Famous Naval Battles - Battle of Hampton Roads 1862 - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

5.000 of these coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver coin comes is dedicated to famous naval battles in history.
$87.75

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $87.75
Coin Story

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.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays the USS Monitor, the first ironclad warship commissioned by the United States Navy. The design, which also includes the Mints "P" Mintmark, also features a colored section representing the battle with Virginia.

Obverse Design

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.

Packaging

The Famous Naval Battles - Battle of Hampton Roads 1862 silver coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case and a "Naval Battle" shipper, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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