The Battle of Hampton Roads, often referred to as the Battle of the. , was the most famous, and arguably most important, naval battle of the American Civil War (from the standpoint of naval innovation and development). It was fought over two days, March 8-9, 1862, in Hampton Roads, a roadstead in Virginia where the Elizabeth and Nansemond Rivers meet the James River just before it enters Chesapeake Bay. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.The German High Seas Fleet had been built up by Kaiser Wilhelm II in the decades preceding the First World War, effectively to challenge British control of the oceans, including the North Sea. This buildup is frequently cited as one of the many causes of the war. The High Seas fleet clashed with the British Grand Fleet on a large scale this one time only, at Jutland, with over 250 ships involved on both sides. Loss of life was terrible - nearly 10,000 men were lost, as three British battlecruisers exploded and sank within minutes when their gun turrets were hit.
On the German side, the "Death Ride of the Battlecruisers" indisputably saved Admiral Scheer's High Seas Fleet, rather than giving him the decisive victory he longed for. This coin portrays the British flagship.
In all her glory, with the color image showing her leading the Grand Fleet in line ahead, entering the fray of the battle. The underdog United States Navy, heavily outnumbered and still reeling from the devastating sneak attack at Pearl Harbor, dealt a crushing defeat to the Imperial Japanese Navy at Midway Island in early June, 1942. Planes from American aircraft carriers sank four Japanese flattops for a loss of one of their own. British military historian John Keegan as the most stunning and decisive blow in the history of naval warfare.
With the color image showing the Japanese carrier. Famous Naval Battles 5-Coin Silver Proof Set. Of the Famous Naval Battles.
Series, minted by the Perth Mint. The complete program comprises: Salamis - 480 BC.
Ancient triremes Trafalgar - 1805 AD. Napoleon Hampton Roads - 1862 AD. Clash of the Dreadnoughts Midway - 1942 AD. Carrier + Five Coin Display Box.Please see the article further below for a short presentation on the Cook Islands. The Perth Mint of Australia employs its own proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The vibrant hues and precise execution of the technology create a stunning, full-color portrait on each coin. The color vignette depicts a dramatic scene from each battle. The legend names each battle and its date. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf.
The legend QUEEN ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear. The coin is encapsulated inside a handsome taupe leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box.An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. 155.675 g (5 x 31.135 g). 5,000 each single coin. Darryl Bellotti (obverse) Raphael Maklouf (reverse). The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. The fifteen small islands in this South Pacific Ocean country have a total land area of 92.7 square miles (240 square kilometers), but the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers 700,000 square miles (1.8 million square kilometers) of ocean. As of the 2006 census, the country has a total population of just under 20,000. The main population centers are on the island of Rarotonga (14,153 as of 2006), where there is an international airport.
There is also a much larger population of Cook Islanders in New Zealand, particularly the North Island. In the 2006 census, 58,008 New Zealanders identified themselves as being of ethnic Cook Island Maori descent. With over 90,000 visitors traveling to the islands in 2006, tourism is the Cook Islands' number one industry, and the leading element of the economy, far ahead of offshore banking, pearls, marine and fruit exports.
Defense is the responsibility of New Zealand, in consultation with the Cook Islands and at its request. In recent times, the Cook Islands have adopted an increasingly independent foreign policy. Talisman World Coins and Medals has been in business for more than 20 years and is one of the largest world coin direct distributors and wholesalers in the world. The item "Cook Islands 2010 2011 Famous Naval Sea Battles 5 Coin Set $1 Silver Color Proof" is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2012.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Commemorative". The seller is "talismancoins" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.