The final set in our ANZAC Spirit series, these three thoughtfully designed and beautifully detailed coins portray the end of World War I by honouring the sacrifices made during the final months of the conflict, marking 11 November and depicting the return home of surviving servicemen.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
Three Historic WWI Designs
The Battle of Hamel
This coin features a representation of a tank, which was used for the first time as a “creeping barrage” under the command of one of Australia’s greatest war leaders, Lieutenant General John Monash, in the pivotal Battle of Hamel in July 1918.
The second coin in this set commemorates Armistice Day when hostilities ceased at 11am on 11 November 1918, and features two Australian soldiers celebrating the guns falling silent with a clock in the background marking the 11th hour as well as a poppy, the flower of remembrance.
Return to Family
More than 416,000 Australian men, or about 38.7% of the total male population aged between 18 and 44, had enlisted in World War I. Sixty thousand of these men would never return home and tens of thousands more were wounded. The Return to Family coin depicts the warm embrace shared by an Australian returned serviceman and his family as he is welcomed home, along with a red poppy.
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2018 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness on its obverse.
No more than 5,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series 2018 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set will be released by The Perth Mint.
Anzac Themed Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The three-coin set is presented in a round tray which fits inside a beautifully illustrated shipper featuring First World War photography, and is accompanied by a booklet containing information and imagery from the Great War. The booklet incorporates a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
Final Bonus Gifts
The Perth Mint has produced an emotive series of three-coin sets meticulously researched and crafted to provide a snapshot of the First World War historic period. A limited number of subscriptions were made available for collectors of the three-coin sets issued between 2014 and 2018. Each collector received a limited edition replica billy tin case with historical replicas which contribute to the Australian perspective of the First World War story.
EHPHEMERA - Commemorative Lest We Forget Aliminium Bronze $1 Coin
The coin features a poppy held out by a young person into a veterans hand, the inscription "Lest We Forget April 25", .with a a soldier playing a bugle in the background.