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  • Proof quality 5 crown coin commemorating the Centenary of the Third battle of Ypres in 1917. 
     

  • Exclusive commemorative in fine 999 Silver with Ruthenium and 24-carat gold accents.
     

  • An impressive 65mm in diameter and 155.5 grams of Fine 999 Silver
     

  • Limited worldwide release of 199​

The Third Battle of Ypres

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The Third Battle of Ypres in Flanders, Belgium in 1917 was conceived to capture Passchendaele in order to break through German forces, control coastal Ostende and Zeebrugge, and destroy the German submarine bases there. But the enemy was ready, minimising meaningful gains; rain and mud added to the monstrous death toll.
 

British and Canadian troops finally captured Passchendaele — at an estimated cost of 310,000 British Dominion casualties, including 38,000 Australians. Passchendaele and the Somme battle in 1916 epitomised the suffering, tragedy and futility of the Great War.
 

This commemorative five crown coin, approved by Buckingham Palace, is exclusive to The Bradford Mint. Minted in fine 999 Proof quality silver with black ruthenium and 24-carat gold accents, it portrays the supreme heroism of those who sacrificed their lives at Ypres. 
 

This limited edition is limited to just 199 coins worldwide so early action is recommended.

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