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    Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 16:17

 

Spirit of Gallipoli commemorated on $1 coin

1st February 2005

http://www.ramint.gov.au/media/press-releases/2005/20050201.cfm 

 
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the ANZACs landing at Gallipoli the Royal Australian Mint, Australia's national mint, has released a $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin to honour those who lost their lives.

Gallipoli holds a unique place in the hearts of all Australians. It is where, from dawn on 25 April 1915, Australian soldiers leapt from landing boats and fought with determination and spirit. The whole Gallipoli operation cost 28,000 Australian casualties, including over 8,700 deaths.

Dr Vivienne Thom, the Controller of the Mint said "At that time Australia was a new nation and for the first time Australians from all over the country came together to go into battle. The ANZAC legend was born and the events at Gallipoli form an important part of what it means to be Australian."

Royal Australian Mint designer, Vladimir Gottwald has created a silhouette image of an Australian bugler playing the Last Post as the sun sets over the beaches of Gallipoli.

The beauty of the design lies in its simple message 'Lest We Forget' and is an opportunity for us to remember and honour the sacrifices of the more than 102,000 Australians who have died in wars and conflicts.

The Gallipoli $1 Fine Silver Proof Coin is limited to a 20,000 mintage and is presented in a stunning case, including a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

The $1 Fine Silver Gallipoli Coin can be purchased from the Royal Australian Mint for $38.00.

Orders can be placed by contacting the Royal Australian Mint on 1300 652 020

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