Dambusters Heroes – 80th Anniversary 65mm Gold-Plated Commemorative

An important gold-layered WWII Dambusters commemorative has been issued to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise. Richly layered in 24-carat gold – struck to our highest PROOF finish

  • Available only from The Bradford Exchange – you won't find this edition anywhere else

  • Layered in pure 24-carat gold. State-of-the-art minting techniques bring to life the dramatic full-colour artwork of an Avro Lancaster, by skilled aviation artist Philip E. West – Member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists

  • Struck to a PROOF finish — the highest quality possible

  • Accompanied by a detailed Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to its status as an exclusive commemorative only available from The Bradford Exchange

Measures 65mm (over 2½ inches) in diameter. Weighs 3.5 ounces
£179.95

S&S: £9.99

Available in 5 instalments of £35.99 Comes with our 14-day home approval service and 365-day no-quibble money-back guarantee
Product Number:
626-CO398.01

An important gold-layered WWII Dambusters commemorative has been issued to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise. Richly layered in 24-carat gold – struck to our highest PROOF finish. Exclusive to The Bradford Exchange – In May of 1943, an intrepid group of 133 young men, led by 24-year old Squadron Leader Guy Gibson, received their briefing, manned their formidable Lancaster aircraft and took to the skies. Within the bellies of the aircraft were the revolutionary bouncing bombs of Barnes Wallis, destined for their war-time debut. The three formations of the 617 squadron released their payload and watched as the spinning bombs skipped along the water's surface before submerging to release their devastating blows.

2023 is the 80th anniversary of the daring Operation Chastise raid, and The Bradford Exchange is proud to commemorate the iconic aircrews – revered as The Dambusters – in addition to their legendary Avro Lancaster aircraft with the Dambusters Heroes – 80th Anniversary 65mm Gold-Plated Commemorative.

This commemorative measures 65mm in diameter and is lavishly layered in lustrous 24-carat gold. The reverse of the unique presentation features artwork by skilled aviation artist Philip E. West – Member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists. A broad banner depicts the tribute 'DAMBUSTERS'. Bas-relief Union Flags with '80' designs represent the anniversary, whilst 'OPERATION CHASTISE' and the title of the commemorative is showcased above the imagery.

That's not all – this prestigious edition is individually numbered, has been struck to a proof quality – the highest level of production – and is only available from The Bradford Exchange. The obverse is adorned with the laurel leaves of victory, embracing the Avro Lancaster schematic. '1943', '16-17 May', 'WE WILL REMEMBER THEM' and 'Après Moi, Le Déluge' (the Dambusters motto) provide the perfect final tributes to this momentous WWII raid. This over-sized obverse design brings the artwork to life, to create a prestigious tribute.

This is your opportunity to acquire the proof condition 65mm edition NOW, only from The Bradford Exchange. This gold-layered commemorative will become not only a family heirloom to be passed through the generations, it will also serve as an investment. Accordingly, the Dambusters Heroes – 80th Anniversary 65mm Gold-Plated Commemorative will be issued with a capsule which allows both the obverse and reverse side of the commemorative to be viewed with ease.

Make the commemorative yours for just 5 interest-free instalments of £35.99 – that's only £179.95 (plus £9.99 S&S), accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and our famous 14-day money-back guarantee. We anticipate considerable demand, and not just from WWII aircraft enthusiasts who will wish to own this important release. It is anticipated that the significance of a Proof tribute to the 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise will result in high demand from the wider public as well. This offer is likely to attract considerable interest, and not just from collectors. Order now!

Please note: The first 100 editions numbers may be secured at a higher price whilst stocks are available. Simply call 0333 003 1545 to order yours!

Features

The Dambusters Heroes – 80th Anniversary 65mm Gold-Plated Commemorative is available only from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • The Dambusters Heroes – 80th Anniversary 65mm Gold-Plated Commemorative is only available from The Bradford Exchange
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION – Layered in pure 24-carat gold. State-of-the-art minting techniques bring to life the dramatic full-colour artwork of an Avro Lancaster, by skilled aviation artist Philip E. West – Member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists
  • PROOF FINISH – Struck to a PROOF finish — the highest quality possible
  • FREE – Accompanied by a detailed Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to its status as an exclusive commemorative only available from The Bradford Exchange
  • MEASUREMENTS – Measures 65 mm in diameter
  • APPLY NOW – Applications will be approved in strict order of receipt. If your application is successful you will be notified in writing within 7 days. Offer is limited to one collection per household
  • APPROVAL – You can view your commemorative edition on approval for 14 days and without obligation