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Niue 2016 World War I Centenary #3 - The Western Front $10 5 Ounce Pure Silver Ultra High Relief Proof - MINTAGE ONLY 500

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Commemorate the the legendary hero Simpson and his Donkey Duffy at the Gallipoli Landing of World War I (known as the "War to End All Wars") with this dramatic, huge, ULTRA LOW MINTAGE (only 500), high relief, 5 troy ounce pure silver proof, numbered on the edge with its unique serial number!

Sold out at the Mint!Talisman Coins is honored to present this extremely rare, full color, 5 troy ounce pure silver proof to mark the 100th anniversary of the fierce fighting 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, five troy ounce pure silver proof has a total mintage of just 500, 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!

The iconography on this huge silver proof is outstanding, while both full color and ultra high relief further contribute to the dramatic scene of battle and death in the trenches and no-man's land that was the Western Front in 1916!

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ANZAC_Private_John_Jack_Simpson_Kirkpatrick_and_his_Donkey_Duffy_at_Gallipoli_World_War_I_Photograph We don't merely like this coin, we LOVE this beauty - and here's why!
    • Tremendously low mintage - only 500! Truly rare!
    • Stunningly engraved design depicts depicts the legendary fighting on the Western Front in 1916!
    • HUGE size - five troy ounces pure silver, 65 mm in diameter!
    • Ultra high relief that looks event better than in the pictures!
    • Each coin is individually numbered on the edge (matches certificate number), making each unique!
    • Each coin is displayed in a handsome, luxurious, highly polished solid wood presentation case with full-color certificate!

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World War I Western Front - MINTAGE JUST 500!
WWI 5 Oz Full Package

Investment Note
The Niue 2014 Galloping Stallions 5 Oz Pure Silver Proof has vaulted well beyond the $2000 mark! Similarly, this giant, high relief beauty is also struck by PAMP in Switzerland; features an unique edge serial number; and has already sold out at the Mint! Get yours now, before its price likewise climbs into the stratosphere!

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Dramatic high relief with individually numbered serial number edge lettering! This silver proof is minted in ultra high relief, to more dramatically depict the convoy of cruisers and troop transports. Struck from a HUGE five troy ounces of .999 pure silver, and spanning a massive 65 mm in diameter (nearly 3 inches!), this imposing coin represents an appropriate and commanding tribute to the heroes 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 - and each coin is individually numbered on the edge, making each truly unique! With a ridiculously low mintage of just 500 coins, these impressive gems are already sold out at the Mint!

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ANZAC_Private_John_Jack_Simpson_Kirkpatrick_and_his_Donkey_Duffy_at_Gallipoli_World_War_I_PaintingThe 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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Niue 2016 WWI 5 Oz Silver in BoxObverse
The iconography on this huge silver proof is outstanding, while both full color and ultra high relief further contribute to the dramatic scene of battle and death in the trenches and no-man's land that was the Western Front in 1916! The legends FIRST WORLD WAR and CENTENARY 1916 WESTERN FRONT denote the theme.

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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, while the legend 5 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity.

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Packaging

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 10 Dollars
Weight 157.60 g
Diameter 65 mm
Mintage Limit     500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded) with Serial Number Edge Lettering
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

 

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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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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.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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