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Australia 2018-P Australian Posters of World War I #5 - Buy Peace Bonds Rectangular Shaped $1 Pure Silver Dollar Rectangle with Color P01

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This rectangular, legal tender pure silver dollar celebrates the centennial of World War I (known as the "War to End All Wars") with an original, full color poster depicting for the "Buy Peace Bonds" campaign, from the home front in the First World War.

The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins proud to offer the third in the popular and historically significant program, Australian Posters of World War I. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. As the dominoes fell one by one and alliances were invoked, the Guns of August roared to life, millions of men on both sides of the conflict were called up. Four and a half years later, millions of men lay dead, world history had been irrevocably changed, and the seeds of the even more devastating Second World War had been sown. These low mintage, rectangular-shapedpure silver dollars are category-busters which appeal to collectors of history, art, militaria, media, and World War I memorabilia. Get this moving and fitting tribute to the heroism and sacrifices of the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the "War to End All Wars" before it sells out! Because no more than 5,000 of these pure silver dollar coins will be struck and issued by the Perth Mint, we believe that this coin will disappear quickly!

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"Buy Peace Bonds" Poster
Following the end of the First World War, the Australian Government launched a series of "Peace Loan" campaigns, which were managed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with the aim of recouping the costs of the war and helping to fund the pensions of returned servicemen. The sale of the bonds also assisted with the resettlement of ex-servicemen including the construction of housing, as well as training and employment schemes.

The first peace loan was announced on 30 July 1919. The amount requested was £25 million, equivalent to approximately £1.1 billion today. Similar to the war loans campaign that ran from 1915 until 1918, promotional posters were developed and published in newspapers encouraging the general public to buy peace bonds. The bonds functioned the same way that the war loans had previously – people "lent" the government money which would be repaid with interest.

In 1919, as part of the initial peace bonds promotional campaign, the "Well Boy – You've done your Bit. What will Australia do for You?" poster was launched. The poster symbolized that even those who were not eligible for recruitment could still provide assistance and "do their bit" for their country. The design depicted a young veteran in uniform being welcomed back to civilian life by an elderly farmer, with his flock of sheep and a drover in the background. It was one of the most effective First World War poster campaigns in Australia.

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Weapons of Destruction - World War I
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"The War to End All Wars" & the Technology of Death
The flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland. In President Woodrow Wilson's famous words, the First World War was "the war to end all wars," or such was the hope of a ravaged Europe in 1918. Never before in human history had science and technology been harnessed to such an extent in the service of Death. Never before had war been waged simultaneously in the skies, on the earth, and below the waves. Never before had the world seen the ruinous destruction wrought by airplanes, tanks and submarines. Never before had it witnessed the desolation of trench warfare - the deafening artillery fire, sweeping machine guns mowing down rows of soldiers, and lethal poison gases.

Over 65 million soldiers from around the world served their countries in battle. Historians estimate that up to 10 million lost their lives, while 20 million others were wounded. Today, as the world pays tribute to the last surviving veterans of this terrible conflict, these significant coins will forever honor the legacy of all who fought for freedom.

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This rectangular coin’s obverse features a full color representation of the Australian Posters of World War I Buy Peace Bonds. The legend AUSTRALIAN PEACE BONDS defines the theme. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.

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Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 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 of issue and denomination also appear.

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The coin is encapsulated inside an elegant, oversize luxury frame-style case with see-through sides that allow for the easy display of the coin, protected by a superbly illustrated, full color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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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.
Country Tuvalu
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
Face Value 1 Dollar
Weight 31.135 g
Dimensions 47.60 mm x 27.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   4.00 mm
Mintage Limit    5,000
Finish Proof
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Plain
Artist Wade Robinson (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered



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