In 2005 the Royal Mint issued a series of Silver Proof Five Pound Coins on behalf of
Alderney to celebrate our rich Naval History.
HMS Warspite is one of the Royal Navy most famous ships of the twentieth century serving both World Wars.
This battleship was launched in 1915 weighing over 31,000 tonnes.
She saw action in 1916 at the Battle of Jutland and was hit many times by the German Fleet,
however her excellent construction meant that any damage she suffered was not severe.
In World War II she saw extensive action including the the evacuation of Dunkirk,
the battle of Narvik and the hunt for the Bismarck.
She also helped with the landings in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.
She also played a key role in the D Day landings.
This coin comes complete with Information card
Metal: .925% Silver
Weight: 28.28 Grams
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Denomination: Five Pound