Australian Silver Proof Dollars

1999 The Last Anzacs

.9999 Fine Silver

The Royal Australian Mint produced just 25,000 of The Last Anzacs $1 silver coins as a memento to those Anzacs who fought more than 80 years ago. Sadly these Anzacs are passing on, and soon their era will be gone. Yet, living on, as a legacy to their nations, are the traditions they forged under shell and rifle fire.
What began as an acronym - ANZAC, for the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - has entered our language as a word in its own right. ‘Anzac’ means mateship; a spirit of courage, strength in adversity, selflessness and initiative tempered with a laconic humour. They served us proudly and have entered forever into the national psyche after their "Baptism of Fire"

1999 Australian Silver Proof Dollar

1999 Australian Silver Proof Dollar

The fine silver coin depicts a frosted image of an ANZAC soldier against a mirror-like background.
According to the Head of Marketing at the Royal Australian Mint during this time, the release of this design brought a flood of people claiming it was their Grandfather/Father/Uncle depicted, although Wojciech Pietranik claims he didn't use any model for his design.
Presented in a case, the packaging of this encapsulated coin features Anzac Cove.


1999 Australian Silver Proof Dollar Case


Specifications

Composition: 99.99% Silver
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 11.66 grams
Size: 25.0 mm
Reverse: Wojciech Pietranik
Obverse: Ian Rank-Broadley


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