Submarines Of The World - Coin Set

Niue Islands 2010 - $2 - Submarines Of The World - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

No more than 15,000 sets will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
These silver coins with a milled edge are dedicated to the Submarines of the World.
$232.83

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2010
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Dimensions 31 x 45 mm
Mintage 20000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $232.83
Coin Story - Reverse Design

Russian Typhoon:
Typhoon class submarine is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a maximum displacement of 26,000 tonnes, Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built. In its day it was one of the most feared weapons of mass destruction ever made. Although technically able to successfully deploy their long-range nuclear missiles while moored at their docks, Soviet doctrine for these vessels was to have them attack North America while submerged under the Arctic Circle, avoiding the traversal of the GIUK gap to remain safe from enemy attack submarines and anti-submarine forces. The image on the coins shows the Typhoon Submarine in North Arctic Region.

British Vanguard:
The Vanguard class are the Royal Navy’s current nuclear ballistic miss le submarines, each armed with up to 16 trident II submarine – launched ballistic missiles. The class was introduced in 1994 as part of the UK governments Trident nuclear program. This class includes four boats Vanguard, Victorious, Vigilant and Vengeance, all built at Barrow-in-Furness by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd between 1986 and 1999.

All four submarines in this class are based at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, 40 km west of Glasgow, Scotland. The image on the coin shows HMS Vanguard leaving its base in Glasgow.

United States Ohio:
The Ohio class is named after the lead submarine of this class, USS Ohio. The 14 Trident II SSBN’s together carry around fifty percent of the total U.S. Strategic warhead inventory. Although the missiles have no pre-set targets when the submarine goes on patrol, the platform when required, is capable of rapid targeting using secure and constant at sea communications links. The Ohio class is the largest type of submarine ever constructed for the U.S. Navy and are second to the Russian Typhoon class. The image of the coin shows the USS Ohio leaving its port in Hawaii.

French Triomphant:
The Triomphant class of strategic missile submarines of the French navy are currently being introduced into service to provide the sea based component of the French ‘force de frappe’ (nuclear deterrent). On the 3rd/4th February 2009. it has been reported that the Triomphant apparently collided with the Royal Navy submarine vanguard. Triomphant was reported to have proceeded to brest under her own power, submerge, but with extensive damage. The French Navy plan to operate a force of four ships of which two are on patrol at any one time. The image on the coin shows the Le Triompant leaving the french naval base located at Ile Longue.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, along with the year of issue (2009) and the denomination of $2.

Packaging

Each four-coin set comes in a magnificent replica submarine box. It packaged in a colourful outer packer, accompanied by a numbered certificate of Authenticity, which includes background information on each submarine class.

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