2011 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver Battle of Midway Proof

2011 Cook Islands 1 oz Silver Battle of Midway Proof

Mintage of only 5,000 coins!
This Silver coin is the Final in a five-coin series.
The Midway features the USS Enterprise, a Yorktown class aircraft carrier, also includes a colored depiction of a US dive-bomber above the Japanese aircraft carrier, the Akagi, design by Daryll Belotti. Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
Box w/CoA and Illustrated Shipper
The Battle of Midway (1942) was fought near the Pacific island of Midway, and is considered a turning point in the Second World War. After Pearl Harbour, the Japanese planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base and to entrap and destroy the US Pacific Fleet. Because of intelligence, the US Pacific Fleet surprised the Japanese forces, sinking the four Japanese carriers, while losing the USS Yorktown alone. After Midway, the Americans and their allies took the offensive in the Pacific.

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