75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin

  • 75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin
  • 75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin

Buy the 75th Anniversary of WWII – The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin from The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Historic Reverse Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage - 5,000
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate
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75th Anniversary of WWII - The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin 16Y30AAA AUS $ 90.00
US$ 72.06

Product Information

 

The Siege of Tobruk was one of the first major battles of World War II and took place 75 years ago in 1941. To commemorate the 75th anniversary and pay homage to those that fought there, The Perth Mint presents this historic coin, the perfect keepsake for soldiers that fought in the siege and their descendants.

A small town on the Libyan coast, Tobruk was central to much of the fighting that took place in the Western Desert. The town became a key naval outpost due to its location on a sheltered, deep water harbour.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Historic Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays two Australian troops in the trenches during the Siege of Tobruk. The design includes the inscriptions 75th ANNIVERSARY OF WWII and THE RATS OF TOBRUK, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will issue no more than 5,000 of the 75th Anniversary of WWII – The Rats of Tobruk 2016 1oz Silver Coin.

Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

Each coin is presented in a classic Perth Mint presentation case within an illustrated shipper, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00
Maximum Mintage 5,000
Designer Jennifer McKenna

The 75th Anniversary of WWII collector series commemorates some of the most famous battles of the Second World War. 2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk, one of the first major battles of World War II. A small town on the Libyan coast, Tobruk was central to much of the fighting that took place in the Western Desert.

Each coin in the series is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality and will be presented in a Perth Mint presentation case and themed shipper featuring historic imagery from the Second World War. Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Previous releases:

75th Anniversary of WWI – The Battle of Britain 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

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