By the end of the Great War more than 416,000 Australian men had enlisted from a population of fewer than 5 million, representing approximately 38.7% of the total male population aged between 18 and 44.
Sadly, many of these soldiers never returned home with more than 60,000 Australians losing their lives during the war. Many of these men died in battle, their final resting place the battle fields on which they fought.
They are buried in war cemeteries or listed on memorials to the missing in countries around the world; from the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Greece and Turkey, to Israel, the Lebanese Republic, Papua New Guinea and Syria.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – Goodbye Cobber 2015 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier at a graveside being comforted by the spirit of his fallen comrade. Poppies can be seen in the foreground and rugged terrain in the background. The design includes the inscription 1915 - GOODBYE COBBER. GOD BLESS YOU and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
The coin's obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination. Each coin will be presented in a black and red themed display case featuring the words ‘PRIDE’, ‘RESPECT’, and ‘GRATITUDE’ on the outside of the case, within a themed shipper.
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