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2002 $5 Battle of Sunda Strait boxed RAM Proof Coin $A30
Retail $50 - https://www.ebay.ie/itm/164359672042
The 28th of February 2002 was the 60th Anniversary of the battle of Sunda Strait, in which naval ships, the USS Houston and the HMAS Perth were surrounded by far superior enemy force in Sunda Strait in the Indonesian Archipelago.
The Royal Australian Mint has released collector coins to commemorate this event in honour of those who lost their lives in the battle, those crew members who died as prisoners of war, and those, as captives, who survived the privation and cruelty of wartime interment.
These coins are a fitting tribute to those in the face of overwhelming odds showed outstanding courage in the battle, and in the prisoner of war camps.
These two ships after escaping from the Battle of the Java Sea, were seeking safe passage through Sunda Strait, where they encountered an enemy invasion of some 80 odd vessels. Although surrounded and severely out gunned these ships fought valiantly until the end and sank within 20 minutes of each other in the early hours of the 1st of March.
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Denomination: 5 AUD
Design: 60th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Sunda Strait
Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley/Vladimir Gottwald
Packaging: Official Display Case
Composition: Aluminium Bronze
Weight (grams): 28
Diameter (mm): 38.74
This 2002 Five Dollars aluminium bronze proof coin commemorates the Battle of Sunda Strait and the heroism of the crews of the USS Houston and HMAS Perth.
* Struck at the Royal Australian Mint
* Limited mintage of 15,000 coins
Presented as issued in hard display box with numbered certificate of authenticity
Quite a few similar boxed coin proof products being listed here this week, CHEAP from an Estate, including some wholesale lots, for those who collect this era - keep an eye out.
He even had 3 x boxed with CofA Certs, quarter ounce Gold Bullion coins from the 1970s, inc PNG for the Gold Hunters. And an $200 Australia Gold coin etc.
$A30 plus Global Post
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