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SKU #1712928

Many Never Returned 1oz silver proof coin

SKU #1712928

Many Never Returned 1oz silver proof coin

Struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, the Many Never Returned is limited to no more than 7,500.
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Thousands of Australian troops took part in the bitter fighting during the Third Battle of Ypres in Belgium between 31 July and 10 November 1917. Although many of the attacks carried out by the Australians were successful, their forces incurred 38,000 casualties.* The fighting ended in early November when Canadian troops captured the village of Passchendaele. By then, British and Dominion forces had suffered more than 310,000 casualties.

*Source: Australian War Memorial

Coin details
The coin’s reverse depicts a group of Australian soldiers coming back from the battlefields past the Cloth Hall in the town of Ypres. The design includes the inscription ‘1917 Many Never Returned’. Edged lettering features around the coin’s rim with the words, “PRIDE • RESPECT • GRATITUDE •”.

Each coin is 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 is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Mint: The Perth Mint
  • Issue date: 3 February 2017
  • Metal: 99.99% silver
  • Finish: Proof
  • Denominations: $1
  • Mintage: 7,500
  • Minimum weight: 31.135g
  • Maximum diameter: 40.6mm
  • Maximum thickness: 4mm
  • Designer: Wade Robinson