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Australia 2009-P ANZAC Memorial Day #1 - Army $1 Dollar BU for Veterans / Armistice / Remembrance Day

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This special edition dollar remembers those who served, and those who died, for our freedom!

Sold out at the Mint! To honor veterans everywhere, both those living and their fallen comrades, the Perth Mint of Australia has released this significant military coin commemorating ANZAC Day. The design is both interesting and symbolic. A young child (symbolizing the future) sits on the lap of an aged former serviceman (representing all who have served in the military in the cause of freedom). It is his sacrifice and those of his brothers in arms who have preceded him in death (represented by the bugler playing Taps in the background) who have secured the young one's future liberty and happiness.

Australian and New Zealand troops establish a beachhead during the initial ANZAC landings at ANZAC Cove, the start of the Battle of Gallipoli land campaign in 1915, during the First World War I.Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)
ANZAC army formations and units include both Australian and New Zealand troops. The term ANZAC originated as an acronym for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, an army group of Australian and New Zealand troops who fought against the Ottoman Turks in 1915 at the Battle of Gallipoli during World War I. This Australian and New Zealand Army Corps was disbanded in 1916 and other ANZAC formations were then formed and fought during that war in the Middle East and on the Western Front. The term ANZAC was used again during the Second World War and the Vietnam War as part of the name of battalions composed of Australian and New Zealand troops.

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ANZAC Day
Within Australasia, ANZAC came to stand not just for the troops in World War I, but for Australian and New Zealand soldiers in time of war more generally. ANZAC Day is observed annually in memory of those soldiers who died in war. It is celebrated each year by both countries on April 25th, the date of the first landing at Gallipoli in 1915, on a beach known as ANZAC Cove. ANZAC Day now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations. As such, it is very similar to days such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and V-E Day that are celebrated in the United States, Canada, and other western countries.

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Obverse
ANZAC Day Coin in PackageA young child sits on the lap of an aged former serviceman, while a silhouetted bugler in the background plays "Taps". The legend LEST WE FORGET APRIL 25 marks the commemoration. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.

Reverse
The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

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Packaging
Each coin is encapsulated and sealed inside a full color, lavishly illustrated presentation card with fold out stand for upright display. The card includes additional information about ANZAC Day and full coin specifications.
 
Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2009
   
Face Value (Set) One Dollar
Weight 13.80 grams
Diameter 30.20 mm
Gauge (Thickness) 3.10 mm
   
Finish Brilliant Uncirculated
Composition Aluminum Bronze
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)

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