SALAMIS Naval Battle 480 BC Moneda Plata 1$ Cook Islands 2010

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The Perth Mint is proud to launch the new series with five naval battle coins. Marking historic naval encounters begins with a superb release depicting the Battle of Salamis 480 BC, the first great naval battle recorded in history. Following in the footsteps of successful Famous Battles in History series, the program comprises five coins each struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

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País Islas Cook
Año 2010
Valor Facial 1 Dólar
Metal Plata
Finura 999/1000
Peso (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diámetro (mm) 40.6
Calidad Proof
Tirada (uds) 5.000
Certificado de Autenticidad

A pivotal encounter of Greco-Persian Wars in the 5th century BC, the Battle of Salamis resulted in an improbable victory for the vastly outnumbered ships of the Greek alliance. Greek commander Themistocles devised a brilliant strategy that lured the large Persian fleet into the narrow strait between the island of Salamis and the Athenian port-city of Piraeus. Here the Greek triremes attacked furiously, ramming and boarding the tightly-packed formation of Persian ships which had difficulty turning in the restricted channel.
Estimates put Greek losses as low as 40 ships out of a total of 380. However, much larger Persian fleet suffered greatly, losing hundreds of ships during the battle.

Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The program comprises five coins:

  • Battles of Salamis – 480 BC
  • Battles of Trafalgar – 1805
  • Battles of Hampton Roads – 1862
  • Battles of Jutland – 1916
  • Battles of Midway – 1942