The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin

  • The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin
  • Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold
  • Historic First World War Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Extremely Limited Mintage  - 100
  • Anzac Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate

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The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series - Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin 15W74AAA AUS $ 4,590.91
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In April 1915, more than 20,000 men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) were ordered to land on the western side of the Gallipoli peninsula.

Australian troops landed on the beach that would later become known as Anzac Cove in the early hours of 25 April. As the troops came ashore they came under fire, and many were killed or wounded in the battle’s opening moments.

Despite the chaos, the Anzacs persevered under increasingly heavy fire. By nightfall they had established a precarious beachhead but had suffered the loss of more than 2,000 men. The events of that day marked the beginning of a legend that has endured for the past century.

Proof Quality 99.99% Pure Gold

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure gold in proof quality.

Historic First World War Design

The coin’s reverse depicts Anzac soldiers as they battled to scale the cliffs above Anzac Cove. The design includes one soldier in the foreground, a red poppy, the inscription 1915 – BAPTISM OF FIRE, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

The coin’s high relief reverse and obverse are minted on concave surfaces to ensure the optimum flow of metal is achieved by the strike of the die.

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 2015 year-date, and the monetary denomination on its obverse.

Extremely Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 100 of The ANZAC Spirit – Baptism of Fire 2015 2oz Gold Proof High Relief Coin.

Anzac Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate

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.

Technical Specifications

Gold Content (Troy oz) 2
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 200 
Fineness (% purity) 99.99
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.215
Maximum Diameter (mm) 36.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00
Maximum Mintage 100 
Designer Wade Robinson

About the Series

In April 1915, more than 20,000 men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) were ordered to land on the western side of the Gallipoli peninsula. Along with a French and British force landing at Cape Helles further to the south, they were to secure the Dardanelles, making it possible for an Allied fleet to enter the Sea of Marmora and bring the Ottoman Capital, Constantinople, under fire.

In the early hours of 25 April, Australian troops landed on the beach that would later become known as Anzac Cove. As the troops came ashore they came under fire and many were killed or wounded in the battle’s opening moments. The rugged terrain hindered their progress and caused enormous confusion.

The events of that day marked the beginning of a legend that has endured for the past century. 

Previous releases: The ANZAC Spirit – Declaration of War, The ANZAC Spirit – To Our Last Man, The ANZAC Spirit - Three-Coin Set

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