Commemorates the amazing rescue of the Allies treasuries during Second World War! In 2015 The London Mint Office recreated one of the original Gold transport journeys on the 75th anniversary year of Operation FISH by transporting a ¼ oz Canada Gold Maple Leaf coin and a George V Gold Sovereign from Norway to France, UK and finally on to Canada. As the coins travelled they received an official stamp/ signature applied to a coin passport to document the coins being on the tour.
The 1/4 oz Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Coin marks the 75th Anniversary of Operation FISH
Minted by The Royal Canadian Mint the beautifully designed 99.99% pure 1/4 ounce gold Maple Leaf coin commemorates the coming together of Allied nations at one of the world's darkest hours. The reverse image by Canadian artist Joel Kimmel presents the route taken by the Norwegian gold to Canada by way of England. This coin's symbolically rich reverse design is layered over a stylised map showing northern Europe, the Atlantic, and eastern Canada. Four stars mark strategic regions of gold movement from Europe to Canada during the war, including Norway, England, France, and Canada. Engraved over the map is a maple leaf whose left side is from a Canadian sugar maple and whose right side is from a Norway maple. The reverse is also engraved with the bilingual commemorative text "THE ALLIED GOLD/ L'OR DES ALLIÉS" and "75 YEARS/ANS" and the word "CANADA." The obverse depicts the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a portrait which is unique to Canadian coins.
An original wartime George V Sovereign
The second coin in the set is a genuine wartime George V sovereign minted from 1911-1932 which was in use during the 1940s - a coin that would have been of those that were moved as part of the gold transports.
Just 200 Operation Fish Tour coin sets issued - relive one of the most secretive and daring operations of WWII.