1990 Australian 5 Dollar Coin - ANZAC 75th Anniversary
Still in its original packaging this item was a commemorative coin struck for the 75th anniversary of Gallipoli. Simpson and his donkey are featured on it.
A lovely piece of Australian history at a very affordable price. Commemorating the historic achievement of Australian and New Zealand troops (ANZACS) that started on the 25th of April 1915, when the ill fated Gallipoli landings started a legend that survives to this day.
The design on this Australian coin depicts one of the most famous and touching stories of courage to come out of the entire ill fated Gallipoli campaign in Turkey. It is based upon a sculpture by artist Peter Corlett simply called "Simpson and His Donkey".
As the packs were never hermetically sealed most examples are showing a degree of tarnishing as time moves on.