Gold Medallion - 25th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
The gold medal shown is part of a limited edition of 500 pieces. These were available in two sizes, singly or in pairs with matching serial numbers.
We have seen an original TKS receipt showing the original selling prices as being £40 and £100 each respectively.
On the obverse is an attractive engraving of two fighter planes over an outline representation of Great Britain, with London represented by St. Paul's Cathedral. There are twin searchlight beams, and banks of cloud in the sky.
Above the scene is the legend BATTLE OF BRITAIN, while below is SEPT 1940.
The reverse has the inscription:-
"NEVER IN THE FIELD
OF HUMAN CONFLICT
WAS SO MUCH OWED
BY SO MANY TO SO
1940 - 1965
This is surmounted by the RAF wings with the motto "PER ARDUA AD ASTRA" on a scroll.
Between the word FEW and the dates, is a Birmingham hallmark TK&S, with rose, anchor, "22", and the date letter Q.
On the edge is the serial number 283.
Our medal is housed in a royal blue box, with the RAF wings and "BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940" in gold foil blocking on the outer lid.
On the inner lid in gold blocking is Royal Coat of Arms with the inscription:
TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
GOLD & SILVER LACEMEN &
UPHOLSTERY TRIMMINGS MFS
& SPENCER LTD
Weights of individual medallions may vary slightly.
Battle of Britain Medallion, Small||1.5" 38.7 mms||41.5 grams||22ct||1.22 troy ounces
Battle of Britain Medallion, Large||2" 48 mms||91.7 grams||22ct||2.70 troy ounces
Battle of Britain Medallion, Pair|| ||133.2 grams||22ct||3.92 troy ounces
Battle Of Britain Medallion Pair
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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