The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – 2017 Many Never Returned 1oz Silver Proof Coin
Silver coin commemorating Australia’s involvement on the Western Front.
Australian participation at Ypres began during the Third Battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, between 31 July and 10 November 1917. It is estimated that the combined total of British and Dominion casualties was 310,000 and the Australian forces incurred 38,000 casualties.* The end result of the Third Battle of Ypres was the capture of Passchendaele village.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.99% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse depicts a group of Australian soldiers as they walk through the Menin Gate, past the Cloth Hall, on their return to Ypres from the battlefields of the Ypres Salient. The design includes the inscription ‘1917 Many Never Returned’, and The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.
Edged lettering features around the coins rim with the words "PRIDE - RESPECT - GRATITUDE".
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the 2017 year-date, and the monetary denomination are shown on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series – Many Never Returned 2017 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
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 and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.