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HMS Achilles

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II and the Battle of the River Plate and Zealand is commemorating with this special coin issue.



Issued to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate, this highly collectable coin depicts the HMS Achilles returning home to an excited crowd in Auckland. To achieve the clearest possible image, the crowd is printed with the minted photo image technique, and the official badge of the HMS Achilles also appears on the coin in full colour. With only 1,500 coins available individually, this coin is sure to be a great addition to any war numismatic collection.
Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof with selective colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 38.70mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: HMS Achilles
Mint: Royal Dutch Mint
Worldwide mintage limit: 2,500 (1,500 available individually and 1,000 as pert of the 2014 New Zealand Proof Currency Set)
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