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.

Silver Proof Coin - Anzac Cove

As part of the First World War five year programme, New Zealand Post will issue legal tender commemorative coins. The 1oz silver proof coin depicts the landing of New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915, at a beach that would later become known as Anzac Cove.
 

Highlights:

  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 5,500
  • Coin comes in a pressed metal tin, made to resemble those gifted to soldiers in World War I by HRH Princess Mary at Christmas
  • Coin depicts a New Zealand soldier carrying a wounded Australian soldier to safety at Anzac Cove
  • Collectable coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War I
     

The 1oz silver proof coin depicts the landing of New Zealand troops on the Gallipoli peninsula on 25 April 1915, at a beach that would later become known as Anzac Cove. Approximately 12,000 New Zealanders would arrive alongside their Australian neighbours to fight in an ambitious but unsuccessful campaign. In the foreground, a New Zealand soldier carries a wounded Australian soldier to safety, highlighting that through the hardship of the Gallipoli campaign, the Anzac spirit was born and continues to this day.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
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 at Anzac Cove
Worldwide mintage limit: 5,500
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
 

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Price: $139.00