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2016 $1 HMAS Sydney II 75th Anniversary High Relief 1oz Silver Proof

2016 $1 HMAS Sydney II 75th Anniversary High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 2016 $1 HMAS Sydney II 75th Anniversary High Relief 1oz Silver Proof 2016 $1 HMAS Sydney II 75th Anniversary High Relief 1oz Silver Proof
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2016 $1 HMAS Sydney II 75th Anniversary High Relief 1oz Silver Proof

Mintage: 750

Coin comes in a special packaging

Notable for the amazingly High Relief strike ? with the design bursting from the crown-sized flan ? this rimless Silver Proof marks the 75th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Sydney II. An exclusive tribute to an Australian military icon, which was lost with all hands in 1941 after engaging Germany?s SMS Kormoran, the mintage has been set at just 750.
Each rimless High Relief Proof struck from 1oz of 99.9% silver
Exclusive! Tiny worldwide mintage restricted to a mere 750 coins!
Official Niue legal tender issue ? spans a crown-sized 38.60mm in diameter
Presented in a timber case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity


HMAS Sydney, named after the Australian city of Sydney, was one of three modified Leander-class light cruisers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Ordered for the Royal Navy as HMS Phaeton, the cruiser was purchased by the Australian government and renamed prior to her 1934 launch.

During the early part of her operational history, Sydney helped enforce sanctions during the Abyssinian crisis, and at the start of World War II was assigned to convoy escort and patrol duties in Australian waters. In May 1940, Sydney joined the British Mediterranean Fleet for an eight-month deployment, during which she sank two Italian warships, participated in multiple shore bombardments, and provided support to the Malta Convoys, while receiving minimal damage and no casualties. On her return to Australia in February 1941, Sydney resumed convoy escort and patrol duties in home waters.

On 19 November 1941, Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard

Flag: Australia                                                                                                                     Port of Registry: Sydney
Displacement Tonnage: 8,940 (full load)                                                                            Overall Length: 171.40 m (562 ft)
Beam: 17.285 m (56 ft)
Engines: four steam turbines
Passenger Capacity (at launch): 645 people
Crew Capacity (at launch): 645 people
Max Speed: 32.5 knots   (60.2 km)


Special features: Original packed in Capsule, Box and Special Packaging by New Zealand Mint

Motive: HMAS Sydney II

Silvercoin: HMAS Sydney II

Country of origin: Niue

Nominal value: 1 Dollar

Mint: The New Zealand Mint

Quality: Proof

Issue: 2015

Weight: 31,1 g

Fineness: Ag 999

Diameter: Ø 38,6 mm

Border: --

Edition: 750

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