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Niue 2016 Battle of Fromelles - World War I Centenary 100th Anniversary WWI $100 1 Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color GX - MINTAGE ONLY 150

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Commemorate the centenary of the disastrous Battle of Fromelles on the Western Front of World War I (known as the "War to End All Wars") with this dramatic, ULTRA LOW MINTAGE (only 150), one troy ounce pure gold proof!

Sold out at the Mint!Talisman Coins is honored to present this extremely rare, full color gold proof to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles on the Western Front in 1916. Marking the centenary of Australia’s first action on the Western Front in the First World War, this poignant legal tender coin honors the Battle of Fromelles – a ferocious encounter between the Allies and Germany in northern France on the 18th and 19th of July, 1916. This ultra low Investment Opportunity!mintage, full color, one troy ounce pure gold proof has a total mintage of just 150, making it extremely rare! Get this moving and fitting tribute to the heroism and sacrifices of the soldiers of World War I, the "War to End All Wars", before it disappears!

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We don't merely like this coin, we LOVE this beauty - and here's why!
    • Excruciatingly low mintage - only 150! Extraordinarily rare!
    • Stunningly engraved design depicts Australian infantry troops (or "diggers") under fire!
    • Sizable precious metal content - one full troy ounce of 99.99% pure gold, 38.61 mm in diameter!
    • Vivid use of full color accentuates the wonderfully detailed engraved design!
    • Superb engraved depiction of vicious trench warfare on the Western Front during World War I!
    • Displayed in a handsome, luxurious, highly polished solid wood presentation case with full-color certificate!

Availability Note - The entire mintage of 150 sold out on pre-release. This coin is scheduled for release in February. Prepayment is required.

Centenary of the 1916 Battle of Fromelles during World War I - MINTAGE ONLY 150!
WWI Battle of Fromelles Gold $100 Full Package

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The mintage is just 150 - a mere one hundred fifty people around the globe will ever be able to own this prestigious, one troy ounce pure gold proof! For the lover of history, the connoisseur of World War I battles and military tactics, the collector who appreciates tremendous design and rarity, and/or the savvy investor, this is the perfect numismatic gold coin!

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This pure gold proof dramatically depicts one of the great battles of the First World War. Struck from a one full troy ounce of .9999 fine gold, and spanning an impressive 40 mm in diameter (over 1.5 inches!), this imposing coin represents an appropriate and commanding tribute to the dead of the First World War. Each coin is encapsulated and displayed in a highly polished, wooden presentation case accompanied by a full-color, numbered certificate! With a ridiculously low mintage of just 150 coins, these impressive gems are already sold out at the Mint!

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The Battle of Fromelles
An adjunct action to the more famous Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Fromelles was an Allied assault aimed at exploiting any weaknesses in the German defensive line of trenches that stretched across Northern France in 1916. Australian troops were involved in the initial attack, which started promisingly. The diggers had taken some ground and were advancing from the outset. Unfortunately, they failed to consolidate their gains, and instead continued to push forward when they should have halted for resupply and reinforcements. The Germans fought back and unleashed their reinforcements, cutting off the advancing Aussies, and pinned them down in no man’s land. As the momentum of the Aussie attack stalled and was then lost, the Australian ranks were decimated by the fierce, concentrated, and deadly accurate German machine gun fire. An entire Australian division was sliced to ribbons.

The Battle of Fromelles marked the debut of the AIF, the Australian Imperial (Expeditionary) Force, in France. Australia’s first experience of warfare on the Western Front was an unmitigated disaster. A staggering 5,533 casualties were suffered by the Australian troops, more than 3 times those suffered by the more experienced Germans. Summing up this tragic loss of life, the Australian War Memorial describes the Battle of Fromelles as "the worst 24 hours in Australia’s entire history". Today Fromelles is remembered as a national symbol of the selfless and heroic Aussie spirit in the War to End All Wars.

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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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2016 WWI Battle of Fromelles Gold in BoxObverse
The obverse Australian infantrymen and machine gunners engaging the German troops in the trenches of the Western Front during World War I. The dual date 1915-2015 and the legends FROMELLES - WESTERN FRONT and CENTENARY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR define the theme.

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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, while the legend 1 OZ 9999 GOLD guarantees the weight and purity.

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The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, highly polished, solid wood, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by an graphically illustrated outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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SpecificationsThe flagship of the British Grand Fleet, the dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, as she appeared at the Battle of Jutland.
Country Niue
Year of Issue 2016
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 31.106 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Mintage Limit        150
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded)
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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