2009: Famous Battles in History - Thermopylae 480BC
2009: Famous Battles in History - Thermopylae 480BC 1oz Silver Proof Coin
The coin’s reverse depicts a Spartan warrior wearing a metal cuirass (breastplate), with a doru (Spear), a protective Corinthian helmet and a xiphos (sword). The design also portrays a coloured image of Spartan warriors in classic phalanx formation. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated into the design.
The coin is issued with a specially designed numbered Certificate of Authenticity which features photographs and a history of the battle.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case and themed shipper.
Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.