Tracing its origins to the Crimean War of 1854-1855, The Victorian Cross was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during that conflict. Since then, a total of 1,358 Victoria Crosses have been awarded, of which only 15 have been awarded since the end of the Second World War: four in the Korean War, one in the Indonesia- Malaysia Confrontation in 1965, four in the Vietnam War, two during the Falklands War in 1982, one in the Iraq War in 2004, and three in the War in Afghanistan in 2006, 2012 and 2015.
Celebrating the 160th Anniversary of the first VC awarded, this gold sovereign coin features on its design both the VC itself, as well as Queen Victoria Sovereign inset. A beautiful design, the coin is also beautifully produced – each coin has been independently graded to be in ‘Proof 70’ condition – a judgement that declares each sovereign to be absolutely flawless.
Mintage of this coin was restricted to a crazy 499 only.