Gold Medallion - 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain was an air battle which took place between the fall of France in May 1940 and the cancellation of Operation Sea Lion (the planned invasion of Britain) in October 1940. The British won the battle through a combination of superior tactics, the advantage of fighting on home-ground, greater aircraft production and of course, the bravery and skill of the RAF servicemen and women themselves. If the Battle of Britain had been won by the Germans, it is commonly perceived that they would have successfully invaded and occupied Britain, and causing Churchill to say after the battle that 'Never in the field of Human Conflict had so much been owed by so many to so few'.
A Crowned Wreath with RAF Eagle Logo in the centre.
The inscription reads:-
BATTLE OF BRITAIN COMMEMORATING 25 YEARS
A top-down view of a Spitfire surrounded by Churchill's famous line encapsulating the importance of the Battle of Britain.
The reverse has the inscription:-
"NEVER IN THE FIELD
OF HUMAN CONFLICT
WAS SO MUCH OWED
BY SO MANY TO SO
At the time of writing we had five Metalimport sets in stock, three Battle of Britain sets, a 1963 Kennedy Gold Medallion Set, and some 1966 Desert War Sets that are apparently all the same weight. As the certificates are so ambiguous, stating the overall weight in troy ounces and the alloy as 18ct but no actual gold weights, we decided to check the weights ourselves - every single set was different - and none of them matched the certificates!
We have stated the lowest and highest weights in the table along with the mean average which we will use to buy and sell these sets.
Weights of individual medallions may vary slightly.
Description||Diameter||Minimum Weight||Maximum Weight||Average Weight||Alloy||AGW
Battle of Britain Medallion Small||22||8.212||8.3716||8.30556||0.750||0.2003
Battle of Britain Medallion Medium
Battle of Britain Medallion Large
Complete Set|| || || || ||0.750||1.4773
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Approximate weight in grams
Fineness = Millesimal fineness
AGW = Actual fine precious metal content in troy ounces
Small Battle of Britain Medallion
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Prices & Availability
We are always happy to buy and sell gold medals and medallions. Prices fluctuate according to a number of factors including gold bullion prices, condition, supply and demand.
Please contact us if there is a gold medallion you wish to buy or sell.
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10,
Insured Shipping $20
Canada Airmail $15,
Insured Shipping $30
Obverse of Battle of Britain Gold Medallion
Gold Medals Index
Reverse of Gold Battle of Britain Medallion
Battle of Britain Medallions in Presentation Box