2018 Proof Year Set - ARMISTICE CENTENARY
On 11 November 1918 an Armistice was signed, ending the battle on the Western Front and, effectively, the First World War. In 2018 the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the centenary of the Armistice with this evocative and moving year set that includes a specially designed $1 coin along with the standard circulating coin designs.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
The Armistice signed on 11 November 1918 brought an end to the fighting on the Western Front. For the first time in four and a half years, the guns along the
Western Front fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Since Ottoman Turkey and Austria–Hungary had also signed agreements by this time, the Armistice at Compiègne marked the end of hostilities during the First World War by recognising the defeat of Imperial Germany by the allied British, French, and American forces.
Negotiations between the belligerents continued over the following six months at the Paris Peace Conference, culminating in the Treaty of Versailles. It was signed on 28 June 1919 – the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, which had ignited the global conflict five years earlier.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Royal Australian Mint year sets have been produced since 1966 and are an indispensable addition to any collection
• Both proof and uncirculated sets feature a specially designed one dollar coin commemorating the Armistice Centenary featuring stylised military motifs and poppies.
• Proof set is packaged in a beautiful presentation case with accompanying certificate and outer box
• Each coin is struck to the Mint’s world-class standards of quality