This bronze statuette mounted on a black shanxi granite base is an exact replica of the Military Diver Memorial (MDM); weighing approx 18kg (40lbs) and standing 50cms (21 inches) tall. On completion of the manufacturing of 300 limited editions, the mould will be destroyed preventing any further production.
The last similar statuette to be sold in public was on the evening of the unveiling of the MkV Monument (USA) in October 2012 where it achieved $4200 USD. Since then, the value of the other MkV statuettes can only be assumed to have increased however, it is rare to see these for sale. They are considered by many owners to be more valuable than a MkV diving helmet; due to the limited number made and will remain a part of the US Military Diver's heritage for many hundreds of years to come.
This therefore indicates that anyone purchasing an MDM statuette will not only own a unique piece of diving history, but will possess a rare piece of fine maritime art that will only increase in value.
The statuette comes boxed with it's own Certificate of Authenticity.
Additionally, when the Military Diver Memorial has been unveiled, each statuette owner will receive the following items by post:
- A commemorative challenge coin in beautiful MDM presentation box. The number inscribed on this unique coin will be matching the numbered statuette purchased.
- A piece of the mould that the Military Diver Memorial was poured in.
- A piece of the patriotic veil that will cover the Memorial prior to the unveiling.