END OF WORLD WAR I 100th Anniversary 5 Oz Silver Coin 8$ Australia 2018

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This beautiful 5 Oz Silver coin is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, where over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war. The coin has a beautiful design, has an Antique Finish quality and comes packaged in themed case, along with the Certificate of Authenticity. Limited mintage to 500 pieces worldwide.

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Specifications
Country Australia
Year 2018
Face Value 8 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 155.5 (5 oz)
Diameter (mm) 60.6
Quality Antique Finish
Mintage (pcs) 500
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
 
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World War I
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. Contemporaneously described as the “War to End All Wars”, more than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history. Over nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a result of the war (including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and the tactical stalemate caused by gruelling trench warfare. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history and precipitated major political change, including the Revolutions of 1917–1923 in many of the nations involved. Unresolved rivalries at the end of the conflict contributed to the start of the Second World War twenty-one years later.

 
Design

The reverse of the coin features a dove, a bird which has for millennia represented peace, holding in its beak a red poppy. Poppies were the first flowers to bloom in the devastated battlefields of Western Europe and soon became widely accepted as the symbol of remembrance. In the background is the word peace struck in different fonts. On top of the coin, the inscription: “1918” – the year of the war. On the bottom, the inscription: “END OF WORLD WAR I” – the name of the coin. The obverse of the coin features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the inscriptions: “ELIZABETH II” – the name of the Queen, “AUSTRALIA” – the issuing country, “8 DOLLAR” – the face value “2018” - the issue year and “5oz 9999 Ag” – the weight of the coin and the fineness of the Silver.

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