Coin history: the Battle of Gettysburg took place in the city of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania from 1st to 3rd of July 1863. It was here that the Union and Confederate troops faced each during the American Civil War. The battle resulted in more deaths than any other in this war and is often described as its turning point. The Potomac Army of Union Major George Meade fought off attacks by Confederate General Robert E. Lee's troops from Northern Virginia, thus ending Lee's attempt to advance northward. Reverse design: the colour centre picture shows the last view from Pickett's attack, during which General Lewis "Lo" Armistead led his southern troops at the so-called Angle against the Union forces. The picture comes from the American artist Dale Gallon. To the right you can see a Union sniper as a matte cameo print. Under the picture is a matted cameo of a confederate cannon. To the left of this is the mint mark of the Perth Mint "P". The description reads: THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG 1863.
Face value (currency): Dollar
Face value (amount): 1
Weight: 1 ounce - 31.1 g
Diameter: 40.6 mm
Thickness: 4 mm
Certificate of authenticity: yes
Presentation box: yes
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- 1 Dollar
- Year/Period and Variation
- 2009 Proof - 'Famous Battles in History - The Battle of Gettysburg ' - 1 Oz
- Precious metal
- UNC (not released for circulation)