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1990 GOLD CAYMAN ISLAND $250 NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO SPITFIRES ONLY 250 MINTED

1990 GOLD CAYMAN ISLAND $250 NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO SPITFIRES ONLY 250 MINTED
1990 GOLD CAYMAN ISLAND $250 NGC PROOF 69UC SPITFIRES 500 MINTED
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Country of Origin: Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS - BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY

REIGN OF ELIZABETH II (1952-PRESENT) - HOUSE OF WINDSOR

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - "SPITFIRES OVER DOVER"

GOLD $250 COIN CERTIFIED BY NGC PROOF 69 ULTRA CAMEO

OBV: PORTRAIT BUST OF ELIZABETH II CROWNED WITH STATE DIADEM RIGHT; DATE BENATH.

REV: SMALL CAMEO 3/4 PORTRAIT OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL ABOVE; BELOW TWO R.A.F. SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE FIGHTER PLANES FLYING OVER THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER; DENOMINATION AT BOTTOM.

KM # 107

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN WAS FOUGHT BETWEEN JULY AND OCTOBER OF 1940. IN THE SKIES, THE BATTLE WAS BETWEEN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND THE GERMAN LUFTWAFFE.

AFTER THE GERMAN CONQUEST OF FRANCE THAT SAME YEAR, THE LUFTWAFFE WOULD TRY TO GAIN AIR SUPERIORITY OVER THE R.A.F. IN A PRELUDE TO INVASION.

THE NAME OF THE BATTLE COMES FROM A SPEECH MADE BY CHURCHILL AFTER THE FALL OF FRANCE WHER HE SAID, "THE BATTLE FOR FRANCE IS OVER. THE BATTLE FOR BRITAIN IS ABOUT TO BEGIN."

THE BATTLE WAS THE FIRST MAJOR MILITARY CAMPAIGN CARRIED OUT ENTIRELY FROM THE AIR.

ALTHOUGH THE LUFTWAFFE TARGETTED PORTS, FACTORIES AND TARGETS TO INDUCE TERROR IN A PROTRACTED BOMBING CAMPAIGN, THE GERMAN FAILURE TO DESTROY BRITAIN'S AIR DEFENSES LED TO A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE WAR.

THE R.A.F. FIGHTERS, MOSTLY HURRICANE MK I AND SPITFIRE MK I AIRCRAFT, AND THE SKILL AND DETERMINATION OF THEIR PILOTS ARE CREDITED WITH TURNING BACK THE GERMAN WAR MACHINE AND SAVING THE UNITED KINGDOM.

CHURCHILL'S REMARK ON THE LEGEND OF THIS COIN'S REVERSE REPEATS THOSE SENTIMENTS, "SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW".

CONTAINS 31.21 GRAMS OF .999 FINE GOLD (1.0024 OZS AGW)

33 MM IN DIAMETER

ONLY 250 MINTED

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