The Perth Mint has released the next gold coin release from The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series commemorating the 4th Light Horse Brigade.
The 4th Light Horse Brigade was made up of the 4th, 11th, and 12th Light Horse Regiments, which served with distinction on Gallipoli and in Sinai–Palestine during the First World War. The 4th Light Horse Brigade was formed in March 1915 and served on Gallipoli as dismounted infantry. Their most significant action, however, took place on 31 October 1917 when they participated in a cavalry charge near the town of Beersheba in Palestine, in an effort to route the enemy’s Gaza–Beersheba defences.
This action was recognised as one of the most famous mounted actions of the First World War.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,000 of The ANZAC Spirit 100th Anniversary Coin Series –Beersheba 2017 1/4oz Gold Proof Coin.
The coin’s reverse depicts a member of the 4th Light Horse Brigade with his horse. The design includes a red poppy,
Each coin will be presented in a black and red themed display case featuring the words PRIDE, RESPECT, and GRATITUDE on the outside of the case, within a themed shipper, and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity