2015 Four Silver Proof Coin Set - 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli
On the centenary of the First World War battles on Gallipoli,four of the countries touched by that campaign have contributed stunning silver proof coins to remember the losses endured indays past. This poignant collection celebrates the friendship these countries now share and will be a popular piece for coin collectors, military enthusiasts and those whose families served on Gallipoli.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Some of the most iconic and significant battles from the First World War were staged on Gallipoli. Soldiers from many nations and walks of life faced the fear and uncertainty of combat. Whether they stood alongside or face-to-face with other soldiers, they were united in their bravery and their bewilderment at what they would face. Each nation involved remembers and honours those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
On the centenary of these battles, four countries have unified in the spirit of peace and friendship. Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom have contributed silver proof coins to this set, in memory of those whose lives were lost on
Gallipoli. Crafted by celebrated coin issuers from each country, they are presented in a beautiful case to commemorate the past and look to the future, united by a shared story.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• A joint project of the Royal Australian Mint, New Zealand Post, the Turkish State Mint and the Royal Mint
• Four fine silver proof coins
• Presentation case
• Certificate of authenticity
• Republic of Turkey’s coin features a dove and olive branch and the Gallipoli coastline symbolising the peace which now flourishes on the land
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