This year marks the centenary of the largest naval battle of the First World War.
Fought in the North Sea, off the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula, it is among the largest naval battles in history.
To commemorate the pivotal strategic victory of the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet over the German Navy’s High Sea’s Fleet, the Battle of Jutland Centenary Coin Cover has been issued.
The Miniature Sheet features stamp designs by Francesca Jellicoe, great-granddaughter of Britain's naval commander in 1916, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.
The Stamps have been postmarked on the centenary of the start of the Battle – 31st May 2016.
Your cover also features the Battle of Jutland Commemorative Coin. Designed by former Royal Mint Chief Engraver Matthew Bonaccorsi and plated in 24ct Gold, it features an excerpt from Wilfred Owen’s poignant War Poem Anthem for a Doomed Youth.
Set to a strict worldwide edition limit of just 495, this cover is sure to be highly sought after by collectors.
Battle of Jutland Centenary Coin Cover
(+ £3.99 p&p)
- Actual size of cover: 254 x 177mm
- Stamps: IOM Battle of Jutland Centenary Miniature Sheet
- Postmarking Date: 31st May 2016
- Coin: Jersey 2016 'Battle of Jutland' Gold-Plated 50p
- Diameter: 38.61mm
- Metal: Cupro-Nickel w/ Gold-Plating
- Finish: Proof
- Obverse design: QEII by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
- Reverse: Matthew Bonaccorsi
- Edition Limit: 495
- Deliveries are expected to commence 08/06/16
(+ £3.99 p&p)