The Perth Mint is proud to present this silver coloured coin commemorating the Battle of the Somme, perfect for veterans, historians, and collectors.
The Somme was one of the most costly battles of the First World War. In less than four months the British lost a staggering 430,000 killed, missing, wounded and taken prisoner, while the French suffered more than 200,000 casualties. The Germans also suffered appallingly, incurring more than 650,000 casualties from which they would never fully recover.
The coin’s reverse depicts a group of soldiers as they charge out of the trenches along the Somme Valley in France. The design includes the inscription ‘Be Worthy of Them 1916’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark. Also edged lettering is featured around the coin’s rim with the words, “PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDE”.
This coin is issued as Australian legal tender and features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2016 year-date, and the monetary denomination on its obverse.
Each coin is presented in a themed presentation case with the words ‘Pride’, ‘Respect’, and ‘Gratitude’ inscribed on the outside of the case, within an illustrated shipper, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – Be Worthy of Them 2016 1oz Silver Proof Coin.