First coin of 2015 honours the Anzac Legend

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The first new coin for 2015 has been unveiled during one of the Royal Australian Mint’s most highly anticipated annual events in Canberra. The new design Anzac Centenary will be featured on the Mint’s public gallery press throughout the year.

The new design honours the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign and the role of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) in 1915 and will be a part of the Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program.

Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said the Mint’s coin designers have worked alongside the Australian War Memorial to produce the coins marking the Anzac Centenary and taken a great deal of pride in capturing the sombre but important period on coin designs such as this one.

“The 2015 $1 ‘C’ Mintmark Uncirculated Coin - Anzac Centenary is the first coin released for the year when we will mark 100 years since Gallipoli. The Mint takes its role as a chronicler of Australian stories very seriously, in particular when commemorating our role in the First World War,” Mr MacDiarmid said.

“We are proud to continue to craft coins which share the stories of Australians in war, conflict and peacekeeping, through treasures which will be cherished and handed down for generations to come.”

The background includes depictions of the coastline along the Gallipoli Peninsula, in the foreground soldiers stand sentinel as a bugler sounds the Last Post. A cross is formed within the design, as a symbol of the lost and a link to the war cemeteries of the First World War, where many Australians were interred after having fallen in battle.

The coins produced on the Mint’s public gallery press will also include a ‘C’ for Canberra mintmark on the design denoting that that coin was made at the Mint.

“Not only does this provide visitors to the Mint with a memento of Canberra and their visit, it also provides the opportunity for the general public to share in a piece of Anzac Centenary history,” Mr MacDiarmid said.

Along with the gallery press coin, the Mint is also releasing today two other coins featuring the Anzac Centenary design in precious gold and silver, retailing for $300 and $50 respectively. These valuable collectables are being released with limited mintages and in the anniversary year of the Gallipoli Campaign are expected to sell out.
The ‘C’ for Canberra Gallery Press coin, retailing for $3, is only available by visiting the Mint in Canberra, other coins in the Anzac Centenary range are available via the Mint’s eShop or by calling the Contact Centre on 1300 652 020.

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