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Australia 2018-P ANZAC Spirit - World War I Centenary - In Flanders Fields Poem of Remembrance with Red Poppies $200 2 Troy Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color Poppy and Edge Lettering GX P03 - MINTAGE 100

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TINY MINTAGE - JUST 100! This truly rare pure gold proof remembers the centennial of the end of World War I and the sacrifice of the dead with a moving vignette of a gravestone engraved with In Flanders Fields in field of poppies. Commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the "War to End All Wars" in 1918!

Investment Opportunity!The Perth Mint and Talisman Coins proud bring you the latest releases in this significant military and historical program, The ANZAC Spirit. 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.

This ultra rare, ultra low mintage, two full troy ounce pure gold proof features a moving vignetteof a gravestone in a field of poppies, with the first verse of In Flanders Fields written across. The design also includes a helmet and boots, two red poppies, and four larks flying in the background. Get this poignant 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 100 of these pure gold proof coins will be struck and issued by the Perth Mint, we believe that these coins will be sought after in the future. A common thread linking all of the ANZAC Spirit coins is the red poppy of remembrance.

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Australian ANZA Spirit $25 Gold Proof in box
The World's Best-Known and -Loved War Poem
Talisman Coins and the Perth Mint are proud to present the latest pure gold release in the ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series commemorating those who lost their lives on the Western Front during the First World War.

The poem In Flanders Fields was written by the Canadian poet, physician and soldier, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918) in May 1915. It was first published by Punch magazine in Britain in December 1915 and within months it had become an enduring tribute to the sacrifices made by those fighting in the First World War. Unfortunately, Dr. McCrae died of pneumonia, complicated by pneumococcus meningitis, just months before the war ended, still serving the wounded soldiers from the front.

Today In Flanders Fields is recited at memorial services commemorating the First World War, such as ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. The fist verse is often featured on tombstones and memorials.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

    -  John McCrae

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The edge lettering legend PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDEEdge Lettering
Each proof two-ouncer features edge lettering which reflects the ANZAC Spirit and reads PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDE •.

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Investment Note
A grand total of only one hundred (100) of these large golden gems were struck by the Perth Mint as the ultimate collector's coin, making each truly rare - and meaning at most that only 100 fortunate numismatists and investors can ever own one. Each ANZAC Spirit gold proof weighs two full troy ounces of pure gold. Need we say more?

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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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The World War I Memorial at ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli Penninsula, erected in 1934, quotes the words of the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Pasha Attaturk.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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Investment Note
A grand total of only one thousand (1,000) were struck by the Perth Mint as the ultimate collector's coin, making it truly rare - meaning at most only 1,000 fortunate numismatists can ever own one. Each ANZAC Spirit gold proof weighs one quarter troy ounce of pure gold. Need we say more?

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Technology Note
The marvelous minting and refining technologies of the Perth Mint have brought us this affordable gold coin, in a purity (99.99%) that puts other, larger gold coins to shame!

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Australian ANZA Spirit $25 Gold Proof in boxObverse
A frosted cameo proof featuring a moving vignetteof a gravestone in a field of poppies with the first verse of the poem In Flanders Fields written across it, and the commemorative centenary dates 1918-2018. The design includes a helmet and boots, two red poppies, and four larks flying in the background. A pair of red poppies and The Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mint mark are also incorporated.

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Reverse
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. The legend 2 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

Edge
The edge features lettering with the words, “PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDE •".

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, black and red clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a full color, graphically illustrated outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

Specifications
The flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland.
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 200 Dollars
Weight 62.213 g
Dimensions 36.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   5.00 mm
Mintage Limit    100
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Lucas Bowers (obverse)
Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

    -  John McCrae
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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