https://www.bnt.org.uk/combat-tanks-1918-mark-iv-british-tank-silver-and-gold-plated-medals?___store=bnt_storeview56289Combat Tanks - 1918 Mark IV British Tank Silver and Gold-Plated Commemorativeshttps://mdm.scene7.com/is/image/MDM/mf_Produktshot?$mf_Produktbild$&$muenze_1=Tank_folder&$muenze_3=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-silver-gold-plated_reverse&$muenze_4=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-gold-plated-mark-iv_obverse&$muenze_5=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-silver-plated-mark-iv_obverse&$muenze_6=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-silver-plated_reverse1&$muenze_7=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-gold-plated_reverse1&$wa_10=combat-tanks-bnt-coins-silver-gold-plated_obverse7.997.99GBPInStockCombat Tanks - 1918 Mark IV British Tank Silver and Gold-Plated Commemoratives
We are pleased to offer you a striking pair of gold andsilver-plated Commemoratives to commemorate 100 years since the first tank to tank battle, which included the mighty British Mark IV.
The limited edition dedication features a colour portrait of the Mark IV in action, crushing debris in its path. The inscription across the top reads SECOND BATTLE OF VILLERS-BRETONNEUX 1918 and at the bottom its reads MARK IV BRITISH TANK.
The reverse of these commemoratives are like no other you've seen. It features the powerful heraldic beasts - the Lion of England, Unicorn of Scotland and Dragon of Wales. They surround a shield decorated with a Union Jack. On top of the shield is the crown of the British Monarchy. A beautifully detailed pattern around the beasts include the rose, thistle, daffodil and 4 leaf clover. Around the outer edge reads UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, RIOGHACHD AONAICHTE and TEYRNAS UNEDIG.
The commemoratives are finished in gold and silver and each enjoys a superb Proof-like finish. With a larger than average diameter of 40mm, it comes in protective packaging to protect the commemorative for admiration of generations to come.
British Mark IV Combat Tank
It wasn't until 400 years after da Vinci's idea of an armoured car that the UK's Landships Committee investigated the idea of a metal beast to break the deadlock of the first World War.
The Mark IV was a heavily armoured version of the first tank. The tank was used successfully at the Messines Ridge in June 1917 where they outpaced the infantry. The first tank-to-tank battle was between Mark IV British tanks and the German A7Vs in the Second Battle of Viller-Bretonneux in April 1918.
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