The Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Pair

The Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Pair is a shining testament to the pursuit of freedom and to the minters’ art form

  • Commemorates the Allied servicemen who took part in military history’s greatest bid for freedom
  • Two coin set comprises a 65mm Gold layered Five Crown Coin and Solid Sterling Silver Crown
  • The Five Crown coin is minted in a ‘supersize’ 65mm - almost 3 times the diameter of a £1 coin
  • The solid Sterling Silver Crown os layered in Black Rhuthenim - a precious metal rare than platinum
  • Both coins are minted to the highest quality proof condition The Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Set” shines as a beacon of hope for anyone who searches for their own freedom.
  • Limited Edition Coin Pair - Just 199 Sets issued
  • The set comes presented in a bespoke presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to the low world-wide limited-edition status.
  • Exclusive to the Bradford Exchange
  • Crafted to the highest PROOF quality and artistic standards, this is an exceptional coin pair, the finish and designs of which need to be seen to be fully appreciated
Five Crown Coin Diamter: 65mm Solid Sterling Silver Crown Diamter 38.6mm
£345.00

S&S: £2.99

Available in 5 instalments of £69.00 Comes with 14-day approval and money-back guarantee | Orders are limited to one coin per UK household
Product Number:
426-CO322.03

Commemorate the Allied servicemen who took part in military history’s greatest bid for freedom

In 1944, the Allied Prisoners of War of Stalag Luft III undertook the greatest escape attempt in military history to secure their freedom. As the risks they took and the ingenuity of their plan became known, a legend grew. Their story is timeless and universal for without freedom, we just exist.

 

Defiance, Determination and Sacrifice Honoured

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of this audacious plan, The Bradford Exchange invites you to honour the brave Allied Prisoners of War of Stalag Luft III in a new coin pair: “The Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Set” shines as a beacon of hope for anyone who searches for their own freedom.

 

A Swarovski ® Diamond Crystal Searchlight gleams on the Gold layered Five Crown Coin

The Five Crown coin is minted in a ‘supersize’ 65mm - almost 3 times the diameter of a £1 coin! A shining testament to the pursuit of freedom and to the minters’ art form, it is layered with pure 24 carat gold and rhodium platinum. The deign depicts the Allied prisoners of war escaping from Stalag Luft III and features a ‘Diamond’ Crystal watch tower searchlight. Along the light’s beam, “The Great Escape” shines powerfully. It is a heartfelt metaphor suggesting that not even the Nazi war machine can constrain the silhouetted Allies and their search for freedom. Alongside the men, an eagle with wings spread heralds their escape. One of nature’s greatest symbols of freedom, the eagle shows that the men will soar forever. A 75th anniversary seal cast in rhodium-platinum anchors the design.

 

The Solid Sterling Silver Crown Coin is layered with precious Black Ruthenium

The Sterling Silver Crown coins’ striking design perfectly recollects the dark and moody night-time setting in which the daring escape took place! The coin has been selectively layered with Black Ruthenium. Known as ‘black gold’ Black Ruthenium is actually a type of platinum metal that looks like a dark platinum but is 100 times rarer!

 

Limited Edition Coin Pair  - Just 199 Sets issued

A powerful symbol of freedom, only 199 Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Sets have been issued worldwide. The set comes presented in a bespoke presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, attesting to the low world-wide limited-edition status. Crafted to the highest PROOF quality and artistic standards, this is an exceptional coin pair, the finish and designs of which need to be seen to be fully appreciated. Order your set today.

The Great Escape 75th Anniversary Coin Pair

 

THE GREAT ESCAPE SILVER PROOF COIN - SPECIFICATIONS

DENOMINATION |

One Crown

METAL |

Sterling Silver

ACCENTING |

Black Rhodium with pure 24-carat gold layering to 75th-anniversary mint mark

REVERSE |

Prisoner exiting escape tunnel avoiding the watchtower guard

OBVERSE |

Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

QUALITY |

Proof

DIAMETER |

38.6mm

WEIGHT |

28.28 grams

EDITION LIMIT |

199 sets world-wide

ISSUING AUTHORITY |

Tristan da Cunha

 

 

THE GREAT ESCAPE FIVE CROWN COIN - SPECIFICATIONS

DENOMINATION |

Five Crowns

METAL |

Layered in Pure 24 Carat Gold

ACCENTING |

Rhodium Platinum to 75th-anniversary mintmark and genuine Swarovski crystal

REVERSE |

The escaping prisoners avoiding the watch
tower searchlight and symbolic Freedom Eagle

OBVERSE |

Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

QUALITY |

Proof

DIAMETER |

65 mm

WEIGHT |

110 grams

EDITION LIMIT |

199 sets world-wide

ISSUING AUTHORITY |

Tristan da Cunha