Pobjoy Mint joins Isle of Man for Waterloo commemorations
- Published: Jun 29, 2015, 4 AM
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.
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