Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Long Tan Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier wearing Vietnam War jungle kit. The background incorporates a printed historical image of soldiers at Long Tan, and the inscription LONG TAN 1966. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated into the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.
No more than 5,000 of these coins will be issued by The Perth Mint.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
The coin is issued with a specially designed numbered Certificate of Authenticity which features photographs and a history of the battle.
The coin is presented in a prestigious display case and themed shipper.
One of the heaviest actions of the Vietnam War occurred between the Australian Army and Viet Cong forces on 18 August 1966. The engagement occurred when part of the 1st Australian Task Force (D Company) encountered the Viet Cong and local forces in a rubber plantation, near the village of Long Tan.
Long Tan was a decisive Australian victory and is often cited as an example of the importance of combining infantry, artillery, armour and military aviation in a coordinated attack.
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