The Pobjoy Mint has issued two coins marking the anniversary of the
Battle of Waterloo.
The Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815, saw Napoleon’s 72,000 men
face the Duke of Wellington’s army of 68,000 men. Wellington had
British, Dutch, Belgian, and German soldiers on his side, and expected
45,000 Prussian soldiers to join him in the attack.
Napoleon sent a division to chase the Prussian troops and delayed
attacking Wellington until midday. The earlier-routed Prussians
arrived in force by evening to join the fight, and Wellington ordered
his soldiers to attack as well. The French army was defeated.
One of the new Isle of Man coins features the Duke of Wellington
with the British Infantry Square in the background. The second coin
features Napoleon Bonaparte with the Charge of the Hussars in the
background. The obverse of each coin bears an effigy of Queen
Elizabeth II, by Ian Rank-Broadley.
The crown coins are available in Uncirculated copper-nickel or Proof
.925 fine silver versions.
The Uncirculated coins have an unlimited mintage and retail for
$16.95 each or $33 for the pair.
The Proof coins have a mintage limit of 10,000 pieces per design and
retail for $89 each or $175 per pair.
To order these coins, visit the firm’s website.