The Munich air disaster took place on February 6, 1958, when the British European Airways Flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed at the time as the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster.
The set contains all seven coins issued for circulation in, and dated from, the year, namely: halfcrown, florin, Scottish and English shilling, sixpence, threepence and halfpenny (the penny was not issued dated 1958). It also contains an original 1996 British postage stamp commemorating ‘Football Legends’ and depicting Duncan Edwards in action.
The coins and stamp are housed within a display that is held in a protection case, sized just over 17cm x 12cm. The display and case are in New/Mint condition, the coins are in Fine (or better) condition and the stamp is in unused Mint condition as issued. The manufacturing process for the display includes a precision laser cutting method to create the necessary holes for the required coins to be inserted and held, safely recessed, in the correct position.
- Commemorative Coin & Stamp Set
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- This item is new/mint and is housed in a display protection case but can be removed for framing if so desired
- 173mm x 121mm x 8mm approx
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