The ‘Well Boy – You’ve done your Bit. What will Australia do for you?’ poster commemorated on this coin was launched in 1919 as part of the initial peace bonds promotional campaign. The sale of the bonds to the public provided much-needed funds towards ex-servicemen’s resettlement and pensions. This poster encapsulated the message that even those Australians who were not eligible to actively serve could still provide assistance to their country and its war veterans.
Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
The rectangular shape of the coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Original World War I Poster Design
The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of the ‘Buy Peace Bonds’ poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN PEACE BONDS. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness also appear in the design.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2018 year-date on its obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Posters of World War I – Peace Bonds 2018 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
Each coin is housed in a contemporary, latex case which displays both sides of the coin. The case is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
This five coin series commemorates World War I by featuring original poster designs used to encourage enlistment during the war and support for servicemen among Australians at home, both during and after the conflict. In the last release of this special series, The Perth Mint pays tribute to the Peace Loans launched by the Australian Government shortly after the end of the war.
Other coins in this series include Australian Home League 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin, War Bonds 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin, Red Cross 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin, Enlistment 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin.