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BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES UFO 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2017

BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES UFO 1 Oz Silver Coin 1000 Francs Burkina Faso 2017

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This beautiful 1 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the Battle of Los Angeles, the enemy attack which took place in California in 1942 and was believed to be a UFO attack. The coin has a wonderful design and beautiful colouration.

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Battle of Los Angeles
The Battle of Los Angeles, also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid, is the name given by contemporary sources to the rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage which took place from late 24 February to early 25 February 1942 over Los Angeles, California. The incident occurred less than three months after the United States entered World War II as a result of the Japanese Imperial Navy's attack on Pearl Harbor, and one day after the bombardment of Ellwood on 23 February. Initially, the target of the aerial barrage was thought to be an attacking force from Japan, but speaking at a press conference shortly afterward, Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox called the incident a “false alarm”. Newspapers of the time published a number of reports and speculations of a cover-up. Some contemporary ufologists and conspiracy theorists have suggested the targets were extraterrestrial spacecraft. When documenting the incident in 1949, The United States Coast Artillery Association identified a meteorological balloon sent up at 1:00 am that “started all the shooting” and concluded that “once the firing started, imagination created all kinds of targets in the sky and everyone joined in”. In 1983, the U.S. Office of Air Force History attributed the event to a case of “war nerves” triggered by a lost weather balloon and exacerbated by stray flares and shell bursts from adjoining batteries.

The reverse of the coin depicts the close-up of a classic extra-terrestrial face with large eyes, over a futuristic background. On the right of the reverse, the inscriptions: “BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES 1942” – the name of the coin and “2017” – the year of issue. The obverse of the coin shows a beautiful representation in colours of the battle that occurred in California and the Coat of Arms of Burkina Faso. The obverse also presents the inscriptions: “REPUBLIQUE DU BURKINA FASO” – the issuing country and “1000 FRANCS CFA” – the face value.

Country
Burkina Faso
Year of Issue
2017
Denomination
1000 Francs
Metal
Silver
Fineness 
999/1000
Mintage (pcs)
500
Weight (g)
31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm)
44 mm
Quality
Antique Finish
Certificate of Authenticity Yes 
Package type  Presentation Case 
Special Features

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