The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set features a trio of commemorative coins, depicting symbolic images and themes that represent Australia’s involvement on the Western Front and in the Middle East.
Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1/2oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
Three Historic WWI Designs
The Grim Path Back
The coin’s reverse depicts five Australian members of a field artillery brigade passing along a duckboard track in the remains of Chateau Wood during the Third Battle of Ypres. The design includes the inscription ‘1917 – THE GRIM PATH BACK’ a red poppy and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Speed and Surprise
The coin’s reverse depicts a soldier from the 4th Light Horse Brigade charging on his horse against a backdrop of an explosion. The design includes the inscription ‘1917 – SPEED and SURPRISE’, a red poppy, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Front Line Angels
The coin’s reverse depicts a representation of a nurse holding a soldier’s hand as he lies on a stretcher. In her other hand she is holding a lantern glowing is lit with golden light. The design includes the inscription ‘1917 – FRONT line ANGELS’, a red poppy and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. Each coin features edge lettering around the coin’s rim with the words “PRIDE – RESPECT – GRATITUDE – “
Australian Legal Tender
Each coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, the monetary denomination, and the coin’s weight and fineness on its obverse.
No more than 5,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series 2017 1/2oz Silver Proof Three-Coin Set will be released by The Perth Mint.
Anzac Themed Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
The three-coin set is presented in a round 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.