Tuesday, August 25, 2009

300th Anniversary of the Battle of Poltava 1oz Silver Bullion Coin was released for the Government of the fourth smallest country in the world

A jubilee silver coin of 1 dollar was released this summer in Australia for the Government of the small island state Tuvalu (located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia) by the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava.

“The far-away continent with a huge Ukrainian Diaspora thus honored the 300th anniversary of the battle”, Poltava city Major Andriy Matkovskyi said in his interview to Ukrainian media agency UKRINFORM on July 20th 2009.

An official web site of the Perth Mint, Australia http://www.perthmint.com.au/ didn't confirm this statement but it is well known that a few silver coins dedicated to the outstanding battle of the world's history were issued by this mint. Among them are coins commemorating great military encounters fought at the Battle of Thermopylae, the Battle of Cannae, the Battle of Hastings, the Battle of Poltava, the Battle of Balaklava, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Besides the Perth Mint issued two sets of silver coins dedicated to the Fighting Ships of World War II
and Fighter Planes of WWII.
The coin’s reverse depicts the monument to Peter I in St. Petersburg and color fragment of the painting dedicated to the battle. The coin’s obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2009 year-date. An official site of the Perth Mint has announced newly issued coin in the following way:
“Occurring on the 27 June 1709, the most famous battle of the Great Northern War resulted in a decisive victory by Peter the Great of Russia over Charles XII of Sweden. The outcome saw Russia emerge as one of the leading nations in Europe and marked the decline of Sweden as a Great Power.”
The coin is struck from 1 oz of 99.9% pure silver. Each coin is housed in a brown presentation display case and illustrated shipper. It accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. The Perth Mint will release no more than 10,000 of these coins worldwide.