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The 2018 Defence of Our Skies Colour Half and Full Sovereign Set

£900.00

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  • World First
  • Struck in 22 carat gold
  • Released to mark 100 years of the defence of Britain’s skies
  • Exempt from VAT
  • Exclusive to Hattons of London

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Description

A world first sovereign set for a world class event – The 2018 Defence of Our Skies Colour Half and Full Sovereign Set

Hattons of London is proud to release world-first gold sovereigns to celebrate one hundred years of the defence of Britain’s skies – The 2018 Defence of Our Skies Colour Half and Full Sovereign Set.  In 1918 – one hundred years ago – the Royal Air Force was formed and since that time has defended us from the air.  To mark this major event in the history of our nation, Hattons of London has independently designed a series of commemorative gold sovereign coins that feature the Union Flag in full colour.  Never before has our nation’s flag appeared in full colour on a gold sovereign coin!

New gold sovereign pays tribute to a century of British military aviation

The sovereign coin is often used to celebrate events of great national significance, and in 2018 was used to celebrate 100 years of the defence of our skies.

Control of the skies is a key factor in defending the realm, a fact brought home during the Battle of Britain, the most famous campaign for aerial supremacy in our nation’s history.  The design of this first ever colour sovereign celebrates the iconic aircraft the Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of 92 Squadron and the half sovereign celebrates the Sopwith F.1 Camel of 208 Squadron  – a symbolic reminder of our nations’s proud aviation history.  These new gold coins are a fitting legacy of the last 100 years.

Authorised by Tristan da Cunha, and approved by both the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Buckingham Palace, it is a wonderful celebration – and a world first one at that.

Comes in a luxury presentation box with space to put your 2018 Defence of Our Skies Colour Quarter Sovereign along side the half sovereign and sovereign.

Additional information

Year of Issue

2018

Diameter

Half Sovereign: 19.3mm, Sovereign: 22mm

Weight

Half Sovereign: 4g. Sovereign: 8g

Obverse

Portrait of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II

Quality

Highest possible Proof Quality

Issuing Authority

Tristan Da Cunha

Payment Information

Coin price: £900

Postage and Packing: Included

Instalments available: 2 or 3

First instalment: £450
(payable today)

Subsequent instalments: £450 (2 instalments)

                                          £ 225 (3 instalments)

VAT: Exempt

Delivery and Returns Information

Current expected delivery time: 7-10 working days

Returns Information: We offer a 60 day complete satisfaction guarantee in addition to your statutory rights.

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