The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin

  • The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin
  • The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin

Buy The ANZAC Spirit – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin at The Perth Mint, featuring:

  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Symbolic First World War Design
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Limited Mintage - 500
  • Anzac Presentation Packaging
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

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The ANZAC Spirit100th Anniversary Coin Series – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof Coin 15T75AAA AUS $ 1,590.91
US$ 1,285.01

Product Information

 

The Perth Mint is proud to present this stunning 1 kilo silver coin commemorating the fallen soldiers of the First World War.

Over the past 100 years, there have been many poignant symbols and phrases that have come to be associated with military loss.

The phrase ‘Lest we Forget’ is often added as the final line in the Ode of Remembrance which is taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, first published in 1914. The Ode of Remembrance is regularly recited at memorial services commemorating the First World War around Australia, including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1 kilo of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Symbolic First World War Design

The coin’s reverse features a coloured image of a Fallen Soldier Battle Cross with the sun rising in the background. The image is framed by a list of words and phrases, and the names of battlefields and cemeteries, associated with the First World War. The design includes The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

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.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 500 of The ANZAC Spirit – Lest We Forget 2015 1 Kilo Silver Proof 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

Silver Content (Troy oz) 32.151
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 30
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 1001.002
Maximum Diameter (mm) 100.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 14.60
Maximum Mintage 500
Designer Wade Robinson

About the Series

By the end of the First World War more than 416,000 Australian men had enlisted from a population of fewer than 5 million, representing approximately 38.7% of the total male population aged between 18 and 44*. More than 60,000 of those who volunteered for service in the war lost their lives.

Over the past 100 years, there have been many poignant symbols and phrases that have come to be associated with military loss. One of these is the Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, also known as the Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross, which was believed to have first been used during the American Civil War to mark the location of fallen soldiers on the battlefield.

One of the most famous phrases associated with military loss, ‘their name liveth for evermore’, was a biblical phrase selected by famous British poet and author, Rudyard Kipling, when he was a member of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Similarly, the phrase ‘Lest we Forget’ is often added as the final line in the Ode of Remembrance which is taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, first published in 1914. The Ode of Remembrance is regularly recited at memorial services commemorating the First World War around Australia, including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day.

*Source: Australian War Memorial

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