The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series 2015 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set features a trio of commemorative coins which depict symbolic images and themes from the First World War representing Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.
The three-coin set is part of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series which will run over five years from 2014 to 2018.
A new three-coin set will be released each year during this period each contributing to a five-year collection.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. No more than 5,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series 2015 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set will be released by The Perth Mint.
Bravest of the Brave
The coin’s reverse depicts the Anzacs as they battled to scale the cliffs above Anzac Cove. The design includes one soldier in colour in the foreground, a red poppy, the inscription ‘1915 – Bravest of the Brave’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Billies for the Troops
The coin’s reverse depicts a symbolic image of a woman in colour giving a billy tin to an Australian First World War soldier. The image on the tin is the Alexandra Club Christmas billy tin design which features a kangaroo on the Gallipoli peninsula. The design includes the inscription ‘1915 – Billies for the Troops’, a red poppy, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Spirit of the Fallen
The coin’s reverse depicts a symbolic image of the Lone Pine tree as it was in 1915 on the left of the design, with soldiers walking through trenches filled with their fallen comrades. On the right of the design is the Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing in colour, as it appears today, with the spirits of fallen soldiers. The design includes a red poppy, the inscription ‘1915 – Spirit of the Fallen’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The obverse of each coin depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness.
Edged lettering features around the coin’s rim with the words, “PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDE •”.
The 2015 Three-Coin Set is presented in a round plastic 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 contains a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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