Battle of Coral Sea gold coin, minted in 2015 at ¼ ounce by the Perth Mint.
On 4 May 1942, in the Pacific, between the waters of New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia, the Battle of the Coral Sea took place, pitting the navies of the United States and Australia against Japan, which wanted to invade Port Moresby. It was one of the most famous Pacific engagements of World War II, and the Perth Mint has made it into a coin as a tribute to such an important feat.
The design of the coin is magnificent. The cross has two parts: an outer face with the name of the bullion and a brief description of the historic event; and the inner face, separated from the outer face by a small line around the edge of the coin.
In the central part is a ship, in the style typical of warships of the time, advancing head-on through the waters of the ocean. On the sides of the ship are the characteristic elements of the Australian and American flags: on the left, the five white stars representing the Southern Cross constellation of the Australian flag; on the right, the stars and stripes of the American flag.
On the face is Ian Rank-Broadley's design of Queen Elizabeth II, showing the monarch at an advanced age with a high level of detail in the curls of her hair and her crown, which is not overly ornate. Surrounding her on a plain background are her name, the name of the country where the coin is minted, its face value (25 dollars), the year of issue and the characteristics of the metal.
This Battle of the Coral Sea coin is struck in ¼ ounce of 999.9999 pure gold, measures 16.1 millimetres and has a thickness of 1.5 millimetres. There are very few coins in circulation, get it in your trusted shop at the best price and we will bring it to you with the best facilities!