A moving tribute to the Australian Red
Cross, which was established just nine
days after the First World War began in
August 1914, the second issue of the Perth
Mint’s Australian Posters of WWI Series
has been unveiled!
Whether to raise funds, perform quasi-nursing duties, create comfort packages or work in the Red Cross’ Wounded & Missing Enquiry Bureau, female volunteers played a key role on the homefront in the First World War. Beseeching Australia’s women to rally round the boys at the front, posters were crucial in recruitment drives. One of these was a Red Cross ‘Help’ poster honoured by this poignant Australian legal tender coin.
Bearing a superb full-colour recreation of David Souter’s famous poster which remained in print until 1918, this eye-catching 99.9% pure Silver Proof is strictly limited to a mintage of just 5,000.
- Struck to Proof quality from a troy ounce of 99.9% pure silver
- Surprisingly exclusive! Mintage restricted to a mere 5,000 coins
- Australian legal tender – measures 47.60mm x 27.60mm
- Presented within an official Perth Mint display stand
- Complete with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity