LEPANTO DON JUAN Austria Great Battles Silver Coin 5$ Cook Islands 2010

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Great Battles 5$ Coin Cook Islands 2010

LEPANTO DON JUAN

Silver Coin from "Great Battles and Commanders"

The coin dedicated to the great commander Don Juan de Austria, known as Don John, and the famous Battle of Lepanto (1571). It belongs to "Great Battles & Commanders" series. This Battle was the largest ever sea battle in the Mediterranean between allied Christian forces (Venice, the pope, and Spain) and the Ottoman Turks during an Ottoman campaign to acquire the Venetian island of Cyprus.

The coin obverse depicts a colorized portrait of Don Juan de Austria and in background the reproduction of a famous peinture d'histoire militaire painted by Yogesh Brahmbhatt, "The Battle of Lepanto" (1571). The reverse, common for all coins in the series, shows Queen Elisabeth II effigy.

Country: Cook Islands Year: 2010 Face value: 5 Dollars Metal: Silver 925/1000 Weight (g): 25 Diameter (mm): 38.61 Quality: Proof Mintage (pcs): 1.000 Certificate COA: Yes Box: No

DON JUAN DE AUSTRIA Don Juan (1547 -1578) was the illegitimate son of the Spanish King and Holy Roman Emperor Carlos I (Charles V) and half brother of King Felipe (Philip) II of Spain. As a Spanish military commander, he achieved victory over the Turks in the historic
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