In 1915 New Zealand’s role in the First World War reached a new level. In near-impossible conditions, the New Zealand Expeditionary Force took part in the Gallipoli campaign alongside our Australian neighbours. The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was formed and the spirit of Anzac lives on today.

Premium Silver Proof Coin

For many years, New Zealanders and Australians have paid their respects to the brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for ‘Country, King and Empire’ on 25 April 1915. Anzac Day 2015 marks 100 years since this tragic event and we remember our Anzacs through this special Anzac commemorative circulating coin.

Highlights:

  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • The premium collectable in The Spirit of Anzac coin programme
  • Each coin comes with an individually numbered certificate with more information about the Gallipoli campaign, written by New Zealand’s Governor-General, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae
  • A detailed replica of the circulating 50c coin
  • Worldwide mintage of 10,000
     

Designed by renowned artist Dave Burke, the coin design features a New Zealand soldier and an Australian soldier brought together by the hardships of Gallipoli. The soldiers stand back to back with their heads bowed in respect and remembrance. Incorporated in the background of the design are mangopare patterns (hammerhead shark), patterns traditionally associated with warriors and symbolising strength, determination and an unwillingness to back down. The silver ferns represent New Zealand’s national identity and appear on the war graves of fallen New Zealand soldiers around the world. This stunning 1oz silver proof coin is a more detailed replica of the circulating 50c coin.
 

Denomination: NZ 0.50c
Finish: Proof with selective colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy o
Diameter: 40.00mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: New Zealand and Australian soldiers with mangopare and silver fern
Designed by: David Burke, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 10,000
Mint: Royal Austalian Mint
 

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Price: $139.00