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Battle of the Sundra Strait $5 Unc Coins

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2002 Battle of the Sundra Strait $5 Unc Coins

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2 coins each with the different covers - USS Houston & HMAS Perth

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The Battle of Sunda Strait was a naval battle which occurred during World War II. On the night of 28 February – 1 March 1942, the Australian light cruiser HMAS Perth and the American heavy cruiser USS Houston faced a major Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) task force. After a fierce battle of several hours duration, both Allied ships were sunk. Five Japanese ships were sunk by friendly fire, of which two were refloated.

 The Royal Australian Mint produced a $5 bi-metal coin in 2002 to commemorate this battle. It features an image of the original bell from the USS Houston. The bell carries the date 1930 - the year that USS Houston was commissioned. Prior to WW11, this bell was replaced due to a crack

  • Composition: Outer ring - Stainless Steel - Inner ring - Aluminium bronze
  • Diameter 28 mm
  • Presented in a Plastic card with an outer sleeve. The outer sleeves have a picture of HMAS Perth and USS Houston