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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Gallipoli - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Gallipoli - Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Gallipoli - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 748a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

90th Anniversary Gallipoli Landing 1915-2005

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Australian Soldier playing "The Last Post" on Bugle

Lettering:
GALLIPOLI·LEST WE FORGET
1915-2005
1
DOLLAR

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Gallipoli - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was issued by the RAM in 2005 to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. It was released in a plush brown square box with numbered certificate.



On April 25th 1915 Australian and New Zealand troops landed on a small bay on the Gallipoli peninsula that was defended by the armies of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The combined force from the Southern Hemisphere was known as the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) force, and the bay on which they landed has become known and Anzac Cove or more simply Anzac. ANZAC Day, the 25th of April is now the single most important military holiday in both Australia and New Zealand.

An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was released with (C), (B), (G), (M) & (S) Counterstamps at various ANDA Shows and the Public Gallery Press at the RAM  during the year 2005.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  17,749 Cased Proof

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Country: Australia
Languages : English
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