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2017 ANZAC Spirit - Beersheba 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin

Direct Coins is proud to present the latest gold release from The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series commemorating the 4th Light Horse Brigade.

The 4th Light Horse Brigade was made up of the 4th, 11th, and 12th Light Horse Regiments, which served with distinction on Gallipoli and in Sinai–Palestine during the First World War.


Code: 1289

The 4th Light Horse Brigade was formed in March 1915 and served on Gallipoli as dismounted infantry. Their most significant action, however, took place on 31 October 1917 when they participated in a cavalry charge near the town of Beersheba in Palestine, in an effort to route the enemy’s Gaza–Beersheba defences. This action was recognised as one of the most famous mounted actions of the First World War.

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of 99.99% pure gold, and 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 –Beersheba 2017 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.

The coin’s reverse depicts a member of the 4th Light Horse Brigade with his horse. The design includes a red poppy, the inscription THOSE MARVELLOUS HORSES 1917, as well as The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. The coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 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, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Coin Highlights:

  • Struck by the The Perth Mint from 1/4oz of pure gold

  • Limited mintage of only 1,000 coins

  • Australian legal tender

Product Code: 17W81AAA

Metal Content (Troy oz) 0.25

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 25

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 7.777

Maximum Diameter (mm) 20.60

Maximum Thickness (mm) 2.00

Maximum Mintage: 1,000

Issued by The Perth Mint

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