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Australia 2018-P End of World War I 100th Anniversary - Armistice 1918 - Dove with Red Poppy First World War Centenary $1 Pure Silver Dollar Proof with Color P08

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Remember the signing of the 1918 Armistice that ended the "War to End All Wars" with this special edition pure silver proof finish dollar, depicting the dove of peace with a red poppy of remembrance in full color!
 
The_Battle_of_Vimy_Ridge_First_World_War_I_The_Taking_Of_Vimy_Ridge_Easter_Monday_1917_oil_painting_by_War_Artist_Canadian_Richard_JackSigned in 1918 “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleven month,” the Armistice of Compiègne put an end to hostilities during the First World War. Signed between France, Britain and Germany in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne north of Paris, the Armistice implemented a ceasefire at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended the war, was then signed on 28 June 1919.

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In the early morning hours of November 11, German and Allied representatives met in a railway car near Compiègne, France, to sign the armistice. The agreement went into effect six hours later, at 11 a.m. Paris time. The Armistice represented a ceasefire, not the formal end of the First World War. That came with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
    
The flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland.“Armistice Day” was first observed in 1919. In fact, from 1919 to 1930, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated on the same day in Canada. In 1931, a bill was passed to move Thanksgiving to October and give Armistice Day (re-named Remembrance Day to honor the combatants) a fixed date of November 11. In the United States we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th as well.

This proof silver dollar has been minted in absolutely stunning fashion to the highest quality possible! Finished with world-class frosting, the image is struck against a brilliant field three times to achieve a crisp impression with outstanding detail. The special dies are hand polished and frequently replaced to maintain absolute perfection. This is one for the ages, folks - get yours today!

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A Solemn, Handsome Design
Featured on each coin is a dove, a bird which has for millennia represented peace, holding in its beak a red poppy. Poppies were the first flowers to bloom on the devastated battlefields of Western Europe and soon became widely accepted as the symbol of remembrance for the honored dead of the war. In the background the word PEACE is struck in a number of different fonts. The inscription 1918 END OF WORLD WAR I denotes the theme, while the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark appears at 9:00 near the edge.

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Obverse
Featured on each coin is a dove, a bird which has for millennia represented peace, holding in its beak a red poppy. Poppies were the first flowers to bloom on the devastated battlefields of Western Europe and soon became widely accepted as the symbol of remembrance for the honored dead of the war. In the background the word PEACE is struck in a number of different fonts. The inscription 1918 END OF WORLD WAR I denotes the theme, while the Perth Mint’s traditional "P" mintmark appears at 9:00 near the edge.

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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 1 OZ 9999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious taupe 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.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Mint Perth Mint of Australia
Year of Issue 2018
   
Face Value 1 Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Dimensions 40.60 mm
Gauge (Thickness)   3.21 mm
Mintage Limit    7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded) with Edge Lettering
   
Artist Aleysha Howarth (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
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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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