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.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Coloured Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse portrays USS Enterprise, a Yorktown class aircraft carrier. The design includes a coloured depiction of a US dive-bomber above the Japanese aircraft carrier, the Akagi.
Issued as Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2011 year-date on its obverse.
Extremely Limited Mintage
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.
Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.