Originally posted by crystalk64
Were all the "G" mint marks done on site at the War Memorial as I read somewhere there was a difference in the "G". Any thoughts on this?
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the
Gallipoli landing, the Royal Australian Mint has released
a 2005 $1 Coin – Gallipoli 1915 with a 'G' mintmark.
Designed by Vladimir Gottwald, this coin features a
silhouette of a bugler playing the Last Post, a sombre
tribute to the many lives lost in defence of our freedom.For the first time at a special launch at the Australian
War Memorial, a ‘G' for Gallipoli was minted.
In many ways, the conflict at Gallipoli defined the ANZAC
spirit. Against overwhelming odds, soldiers from Australia
and New Zealand fought side by side, forming a legend that
carries on today. Our concepts of mateship, pride and courage
were forged in the heat of battle on those fateful days.
These have been completely sold out at the mint within the
space of a day and basically all dealers have sold out also.
With a limited mintage of only 40,000 these are extremely
sought after, as there is normally an unlimited mintage on
mintmark coins for the year. This is truly a magnificent
coin that is a must for any collector or for the patriotic