In 1916 the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) established the Snapshots from Home League of Australia, which aimed to raise the morale of those Australians serving in the First World War by supplying them with photographs of their loved ones at home.
These precious photos were then sent free of charge via the YMCA to troops in hospitals and on the front line in Europe and the Middle East.
The ‘Send them all snapshots from home’ poster was among several Australian copies of a series of British posters commissioned in 1915 by the YMCA. Designed by the artist Fred Pegram, this poster featured a group of soldiers in a French village smiling and passing around photographs received from home. It was one of the most effective First World War campaigns in Australia.
Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Posters of World War I – Australian Home League 2017 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin.
The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of the ‘Send them all snapshots from home’, poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN HOME LEAGUE. 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 2017 year-date.
The coin is housed in a contemporary, latex case which displays both sides of the coin. The case is packaged within a beautifully illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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