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2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

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2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin 

- Mintage 5,000

- Certificate of Authenticity

- Perth Mint Release

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2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin  

Following the end of the First World War, the Australian Government launched a series of 'Peace Loan' campaigns, which were managed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with the aim of recouping the costs of the war and helping to fund to pensions of returned servicemen. The sale of the bonds also assisted with the resettlement of ex-servicemen including the construction of housing, as well as training and employment schemes.

The first peace loan was announced on 30 July 1919. The amount requested was L25 million, equivalent to approximately L1.1 billion today. Similar to the war loans campaign that ran from 1915 until 1918, promotional posters were developed and published in newspapers encouraging the general public to buy peace bonds. The bonds functioned the same way that the war loans had previously - people 'lent' the government money which would be repaid with interest.

In 1919, as part of the initial peace bonds promotional campaign, the 'Well Boy - You've done your Bit. What will Australia do for you?' poster was launched. The poster symbolised that event hose who were not eligible for recruitment could still provide assistance and 'do their bit' for their country. The design featured a young veteran in uniform being welcomed back to civilian life by an elderly farmer, with his flock of sheep and a drover in the background.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965.

The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Posters of World War I - Australian Peace Bonds 2018 1os Silver Proof Rectangle coins.

Previous releases : Australian Enlistment 2014, Australian red Cross 2015, Australian War Bonds 2016, Australian Home League 2017.

The coins reverse features a coloured representation of the 'Buy Peace Bonds' poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN PEACE BONDS. The Perth Mint 'P' Mintmark along with the coin's weight and fineness.

The coin features the Ian rank-Bradley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination and the 2018 year-date on the obverse.

The coin is housed in a contemporary latex case which displays both sides of the coin. The case is packaged within a themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Denomination :       $1

Quality :                 Proof

Metal :                   Silver

Weight :                 31.135 gms

Diameter :              47.60 x 27.60 mm

Mintage :                5,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Perth Mint Official Packaging

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2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin

2018 $1 Australian Posters of WWI - Peace Bonds 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin 

- Mintage 5,000

- Certificate of Authenticity

- Perth Mint Release

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