Australia’s official tribute to the end of World War Two
In 2020 the world marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two – perhaps the most brutal war that has ever been seen and a war that would be fought in all four corners of the globe.
Across the world commemorative issues have been or are due to be released this year – marking the 75th Anniversary of the Allies victory over Nazi Germany and Japan and the peace that was won after 6 years of warfare.
As a result, it is understandable that the Australian nation especially would want to take the opportunity to commemorate this historic occasion with a key release – being a Commonwealth nation whose servicemen played a significant role in World War Two both in Europe and in the Pacfic and which led to many thousands making the ultimate sacrifice.
A new coin has therefore been released by the world-renowned Perth Mint. The coin features an extremely fitting new reverse design. It portrays a dove which has for millennia symbolised ‘peace’ and which was won by the allies, alongside a lone soldier walking into the sunset.
Tiny mintage – exclusive allocation
The importance of this new commemorative coin is heightened further still by the size of the mintage. Just a total of 1,000 quarter ounce gold coins will be issued by the Perth Mint to mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two. The only gold coin of its type to be issued by Australia for this key commemoration, this mintage will sell out swiftly as was the case in 2018 for the end of World War One Quarter Ounce Gold Coin release.
The good news is that when we first heard rumours that Australia were due to release this issue for the commemorations, Harrington & Byrne was able to quickly agree an exclusive allocation for the coin for United Kingdom collectors. Therefore, you are now in the perfect position, as a valued collector with us, to secure this coin – a key release for this significant anniversary.
Struck in 24 Carat Gold – Purer than the Sovereign
The expected demand for the coin comes from not just the importance of the commemoration, but also the high levels of interest in important Perth Mint gold coin issues.
Putting to one side the extremely significant anniversary that is commemorated by the coin, demand for quarter ounce gold coins from Australia is generally always high. One reason is the low mintages these coins usually carry, but also is the purity.
Unlike other popular gold coins issued around the world such as the Sovereign or the US Eagle, those released from the Perth Mint – including the end of World War Two gold coin – tend to be struck in 24 Carat Gold rather than 22 Carat. This means that the coins are produced in a purer metal by the mint, which for many collectors is extremely attractive.
Housed within impressive bespoke Perth Mint Presentation Case and accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, the Australia End of World War Two Gold Proof Coin is expected to be sold out soon. With an exclusive UK allocation to offer our customers I expect many will be left disappointed – therefore all orders will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.
Secure your coin today - before it is too late.
Key Issue Information:
- The key Australian coin issued to mark the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War Two
- Just 1,000 quarter-ounce coins will be issued – a sell-out is expected to be confirmed. Harrington & Byrne has received the exclusive UK allocation
- Other key quarter-ounce issues from Australia have a strong track record of selling out such as the World War One Centenary release
- Quarter Ounce Coin has been struck in pure 24 Carat Gold – purer than the UK Sovereign – to an immaculate proof finish
- Housed within official Perth Mint Presentation Case with numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Metal: 999.9/1000 Fine Gold
Year of issue: 2020
Edition Limit: 1,000
Country of issue: Australia
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Silhouetted soldier walking into the sunset with dove
Delivery via Royal Mail
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom