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Niue 2017 Battle of Beersheba - Charge of the Australian Light Horse Regiments - World War I Centenary 100th Anniversary WWI $100 1 Ounce Pure Gold Proof with Color GX P01 - MINTAGE ONLY 150

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Commemorate the centenary of the last successful cavalry charge in history, the glorious charge of the Australian Light Horse Regiments at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917 in the Egyptian desert during 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 Beersheba in the Egyptian desert in 1917. Marking the centenary of Australia’s most glorious cavalry charge during the First World War (and the last successful cavalry charge in history), this poignant legal tender coin honors the Battle of Beersheba – a ferocious encounter between the Allies and the German and Turkish troops in the Middle East in October, 1917. This ultra low mintage, full color, one troy Investment Opportunity!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 mounted infantry troops overrunning the
    German and Turkish trenches, bayonets in hand and rifles slung over their shoulders!
    • 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 a glorious cavalry charge during World War I!
    • Each coin is truly unique, with its own serial number individually engraved on the edge (matches certificate number)!
    • Displayed in a handsome, luxurious, highly polished solid wood presentation case with full-color certificate!

Centenary of the 1917 Battle of Beersheba Australian Light Horse Cavalry Charge - MINTAGE ONLY 150!
WWI Battle of Beersheba Gold $100 Full Package

Investment Note
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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Dramatic high relief with individually numbered serial number edge lettering! 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 38.61 mm in diameter (over 1.5 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 150 coins, this impressive gem is already sold out at the Mint!

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Charge of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba during the First World War I in 1917, painted by George Lambert in 1920The Battle of Beersheba and
The Charge of the Australian Light Horse

The Battle of Beersheba was fought on Halloween Day, 31 October 1917, when the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) of UK, Australian and New Zealand troops attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison of combined German and Turkish soldiers at Beersheba, beginning the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I.

In the most famous episode of the battle, an event which has become mythologized and entered into the pantheon of Australian and ANZAC military annals, the Australians conducted the last successful cavalry charge in history, completely overrunning the German and Turkish trench lines.

The Australian Mounted Division's 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments (4th Light Horse Brigade) conducted a mounted infantry charge, armed solely with bayonets held in their hands, their only weapon for mounted attack, as their rifles were slung across their backs. While part of the two regiments dismounted to attack entrenchments on Tel es Saba defending Beersheba, the remainder of the light horsemen continued their charge all the way into the town of Beersheba, capturing the place and part of the garrison as it was withdrawing. Their overwhelming success was the living embodiment of the ANZAC Spirit - many senior British officers considered the light horse charge a suicidal manoeuver (similar to the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War), but permitted it at the insistence of the Australian officers. Today Beersheba is remembered as a national symbol of the indomitable Aussie digger spirit in the War to End All Wars.

The Australian Light Horse units were mounted troops with characteristics of both cavalry and mounted infantry, who served in both the Second Boer War and the First World War. During the inter-war years, a number of regiments were raised as part of Australia's part-time military force. These units were gradually mechanized either before or during World War II, although only a small number undertook operational service during the war. A number of Australian light horse units are still in existence today, including the 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry), now an armored reconnaissance unit equipped primarily with the ASLAV armored fighting vehicle.

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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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2017 WWI Beersheba Gold in BoxObverse
The stunningly engraved obverse design depicts Australian mounted infantry troops overrunning the  German and Turkish trenches at the Battle of Beersheba in 1917, bayonets in hand and rifles slung over their shoulders, during World War I. The date 1917 and the legends CHARGE AT BEERSHEBA 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 white satin, and protected by an impressive, graphically illustrated outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Country Niue
Year of Issue 2017
Face Value 100 Dollars
Weight 31.106 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Mintage Limit        150
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Gold
Edge Serrated (milled, reeded) with Edge Number
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered

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