GOLD PROOF HMS VICTORY
TWENTY FIVE POUNDS PROOF COIN
Built in 1778 and was the flagship of the Channel fleet, HMS Victory saw action immediately in the battle of Brittany. After the battle she remained in the channel, protecting the English shipping from the Dutch. She was also involved in the battle for Gibraltar and many other battles against the French and Spanish. In 1798, she returned to Portsmouth and was destined to become a prison hospital ship. However, in 1803 it was decided to rebuild her and she became the flagship of Lord Nelson mediteranean Fleet.
In October 1805, she sailed to meet French and Spanish Fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. The battle bloody and decisive resulted in Nelson’s mortal wounding.
HMS Victory, now resides in Chatham, London, in dry dock and opened as a museum
This iconic ship, has now been depicted on this sovereign sized gold proof coin, and is stunning
Complete with Certificate of Authenticity and Box
Metal: 22 carat Gold
Weight: 7.98 grams
Diameter: 22.05 mm
Denomination: Twenty five pounds