A very nice take on an old theme is presented in this unique coin.
The coin itself is suspended between 2 clear layers of latex film, stretched out within a sturdy frame.
Packaging is the usual high quality Perth Mint offering with outer and a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Certificate numbers may vary from those displayed.
The reverse of this rectangular coin features a coloured representation of the 1914 propaganda poster ‘A Call from the Dardanelles’, headed by the inscription, AUSTRALIAN ENLISTMENT.
The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mint mark, and the coin’s weight and fineness also appear in the design elements.
Reproductions of World War I posters are available from the Australian War Memorial.
The Dardanelles were formerly known as Hellespont or literally “Sea of Helle” with Helle in this case meaning “Light”) and is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.