In 1914, despite having recently achieved Federation and an independent government, Australians saw themselves as Britons at the outset of WWI. As news of the war broke in London, the Australia was committed to supporting Britain and its allies, and volunteering began for the Australian Imperial Force. A huge wave of patriotism and support for ‘King and Country’ swept across Australia.
At first only the fittest and finest men were accepted. As time passed, the long lists of Australian casualties increased, and the grim reality of war set in. In the hope of encouraging more men to enlist, a series of posters were used to invigorate
One such example was the ‘A Call from the Dardanelles’ poster which employed the theme of Australians fighting at Gallipoli.
The poster featured a WWI digger in a slouch hat and a rising sun badge standing astride the Narrows, one foot on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the other on Asia Minor, calling out the Australian bush cry of ‘coo-ee’.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the Australian Posters of World War I – Enlistment Coin.
This coin is housed in a stylish latex case that displays the coin’s reverse and obverse. It is presented in a themed shipper, and is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
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With the purchase of a 2014 Australian Posters of World War I - Enlistment 1oz Silver Proof Rectangle Coin, you will receive a FREE 2005 Gallipoli 'S' One Dollar Uncirculated Coin.
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