2016 $1 Battle Of Long Tan Silver Proof

  • Product Code: 2016 $1 Battle Of Long Tan Silver Proof
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $99.00

Official, exclusive and superbly designed, this poignant Silver Proof marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan in 1966 – one of the fiercest engagements of the Vietnam War.

On August 18 1966, in a rubber plantation near the town of Long Tan, Australian troops from D Company, 6 RAR Battalion and a 3-man New Zealand artillery team came under attack from 1,500 to 2,500 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops. In torrential rain, the troops fought desperately for over three hours before reinforcements from A and B Companies turned the tide. The following day, it was found that eighteen Australians and at least 245 Viet Cong had lost their lives.

Strictly limited to a tiny mintage of 1,000, this unique, rimless Silver Proof coin honours the guts, determination and sacrifice of those Australians who defied the odds at the Battle of Long Tan.

  • Rimless Proof! Struck from 25g of sterling silver!
  • Exclusive – mintage restricted to a mere 1,000
  • Official Niue legal tender – spans 40mm in diameter
  • Set in a case with a Certificate of Authenticity