Fierce fighting at Gallipoli, on the Western Front and in the Middle East during World War I left an indelible mark on the psyche of the young Australian nation. In our troops’ courage, mateship and heavy sacrifices, we discovered true pride, infinite respect and eternal gratitude.
Now, more than a century later, the intensity of those feelings are undiminished. Paying tribute to the men and women who partook in Australia’s fearful coming-of-age, these official commemoratives, each bearing a design approved by the Australian War Memorial, represent timeless memorials to lives shattered by the brutality of conflict.
Purchasers receive 10% off the combined original issue price of the two outstanding silver coins in this pack commemorating the declaration of war on 4 August 1914 and the armistice of 11 November 1918.
Declaration of War 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin
From the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series, the 2014 1oz Declaration of War Silver Proof Coin portrays soldiers marching beneath a representation of Britannia and Prime Minister Cook’s famous promise: “When the Empire is at War so is Australia at War”. This coin has a maximum mintage of 7,500.
End of WWI 100th Anniversary 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Marking the cessation of hostilities more than four years later, the 2018 1oz End of WWI 100th Anniversary Silver Proof Coin depicts a dove, which for millennia has been associated with peace, holding a symbolic red poppy in its beak. This coin has a maximum mintage of 5,000.
Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The coins are housed in individual presentation packaging, each accompanied by a separate numbered Certificate of Authenticity.