One hundred years after the first Anzac Day took place, The Perth Mint is honoured to present this 1/4oz gold proof coin in remembrance of the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have served at home and overseas in times of war and conflict.
Australia’s first Anzac Day took place on 25 April 1916, one year after the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops on Gallipoli.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.
Symbolic Reverse Design
The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier leaning on his gun with his head bowed in remembrance. The design includes a red poppy, the inscriptions ANZAC DAY 100 YEARS and the enduring words PRIDE RESPECT GRATITUDE, as well as The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination, are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – Anzac Day 100 Years 2016 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
Anzac Themed Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each coin will be presented in a themed display case featuring the words ‘PRIDE’, ‘RESPECT’, and ‘GRATITUDE’ on the outside of the case, within a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series will be issued annually between 2014 and 2018. In each year of the Series, The Perth Mint will release individual 1oz silver and 1/4oz gold coins portraying major events or themes from the corresponding period 100 years ago. In addition, a 1/2oz Three-Coin Silver Set will be released annually, making a 15-coin collection over five years, supported with interesting historical mementos and memorabilia.
Periodically, the Mint will also announce special limited edition feature coins. Find out more about The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series here.