THE BATTLE OF CANNAE 216 BC 1 OZ SILVER OFFICAL LIST PRICE

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 1 x 1 x 1mm
Weight (carats) 1 carats
Year 2009
Silver Coin
Mint/Proof Coin
Certified Coin

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Focussing on five notable engagements that changed the course of history, The Perth Mint’s Famous Battles Series portrays battlefield scenes spanning more than two millennia.

 

Second Release - Battle of Cannae 216 BC

 

The Second Punic War, which lasted between 218 and 201 BC, saw the Carthaginians under Hannibal inflict a series of crushing defeats on the Roman legions culminating at Cannae.  Here, the Carthaginians faced a massive Roman army comprising 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry under the command of consuls Paullus and Varro.  Flanked on either side by horsemen, the huge Roman infantry was unusually deep and tightly formed.  Hannibal’s armoured cavalry charged into the Roman horsemen on the left, cutting them down before riding round the back of the enemy line.  Meanwhile, the centre of the Carthaginian infantry pulled back, enveloping the legionaries until they were surrounded on all sides with no means of escape.  Hailed as one of greatest tactical achievements in military history, the battle resulted in Rome’s greatest defeat with the loss of up to 50,000 men.  Despite its devastating loss, however, Rome prevailed decisively at the Battle of Zama in 202 BC. 

 

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

 

Coloured Reverse Design

 

The coin’s reverse, which includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, portrays a coloured depiction of the famous encounter.  Struck elements of the design depict a Carthaginian warrior and one of Hannibal’s 30 war elephants, which famously crossed the Alps with his army.

 

Issued as Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.

 

Extremely Limited Mintage

 

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of these coins.

 

Certificate of Authenticity

 

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Presentation Packaging

 

Each coin is housed in a presentation display case and superbly illustrated shipper.

 

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (TVD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

$115.00 USD

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