Invincible Class Carrier Challenge Coin Collection
93627 Invincible Challenge Coins, £34.99
Historically, challenge coins were carried by members of an organisation (often a military unit) to prove membership when challenged. Frequently they are given in respect of special events or operations, or in recognition of achievement, or exchanged during visits to other organisations.
Challenge coins inevitably became popular collectable items amongst service personnel and, later, civilian collectors.
This boxed set of three gold-plated challenge coins honours the Invincible class carriers HMS Ark Royal, HMS Invincible, and HMS Illustrious that served the Royal Navy for over 20 years. Only recently being fully decommissioned, they acted as the Royal Navys launch platform to project its power from sea to shore. The reverse of each coin shows the Royal Navy Flag.
Later, following the withdrawal of the Harrier from service, it became an amphibious platform from which the Royal Marines could launch from in both war and peace time.
Coins diameter 44mm.
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