"On April 25th 1915 Australian and New Zealand troops landed on a small bay on the Gallipoli peninsula that was defended by the armies of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The combined force from the Southern Hemisphere was known as the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) force, and the bay on which they landed has become known and Anzac Cove or more simply Anzac. ANZAC Day, the 25th of April is now the single most important military holiday in both Australia and New Zealand".
This NCLT coin was issued by the RAM in five different folding coin cards in 2005 to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.
Released with (C), (B), (G), (M) & (S) Counterstamps at various ANDA Shows and the Public Gallery Press at the RAM during the year.
The coin with the (G) Counterstamp was issued at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Each coins details are as follows:
2005 (G) Mintage: 35,452 Australian War Memorial Mintmark
2005 (B) Mintage: 41,999 Brisbane Mintmark (ANDA Show & General Sale)
2005 (C) Mintage 88,424 Canberra Mintmark (Gallery Press & General Sale)
2005 (M) Mintage: 38,727 Melbourne Mintmark (ANDA Show & General Sale)
2005 (S) Mintage: 41,581 Sydney Mintmark (ANDA & STAMPex & General Sale)
Renniks 30th edition (page 94) places the value of these coins individually at:
Australian War Memorial Mintmark: $40
Brisbane Mintmark: $10
Canberra Mintmark: $5
Melbourne Mintmark: $15
Sydney Mintmark: $10
The coins remain in excellent grade, with only very slight toning.
They are presented in their original coin cards. The cards, are flat, and in excellent mint condition.
Values and mintages are taken from Renniks Coin and Banknote Values 30th Edition (page 94).