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2015 Posters Of WWI Red Cross 1oz Silver Rectangle Proof Coin

Throughout the course of the First World War, recruitment campaigns ran throughout Australia encouraging women to join Red Cross or to volunteer their services at the home front. Posters were an integral part of these campaigns.

Artists were commissioned to produce works that would inspire women to support Australian troops through fundraising efforts, quasi nursing duties, organising comfort packages to send to soldiers, and volunteering to work in the Red Cross’ Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau.

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One of these was a recruitment poster for Australian Red Cross. David Henry Souter’s ‘Help’ poster was designed to inspire Australian nurses to join the Red Cross in support of the war effort, and remained in print until 1918.

The poster featured an Australian Red Cross woman in uniform standing with her arms outstretched, as if appealing for help, in front of a red cross. In the background was a medical ship, an ambulance, and a field hospital, each bearing the protective Red Cross emblem.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Posters of World War I – Red Cross 2015 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin.

The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of David Henry Souter’s Australian Red Cross ‘Help’ poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN RED CROSS. The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark, and the coin’s weight and fineness also appear in the design.

The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2015 year-date.

The coin is housed in a stylish latex case that displays the coin’s reverse and obverse. It is presented in a themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.


Product Code: 15T72AAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 1

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1

Fineness (% purity) 99.9

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135

Maximum Diameter (mm) 47.60 x 27.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

Maximum Mintage: 5,000

 
 
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