World War II was a devastating global event that claimed millions of lives and plunged nearly every corner of the world into chaos. Out of that chaos, friendships and alliances were formed by nations that stood shoulder to shoulder with one another in the face of tyranny. Australia and the United States presented a unified resistance to Japanese aggression in the Pacific, and a commemorative gold coin series marks the outcome of that alliance. Right now, 1/10 oz US Australian WWII Gold Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives packaged individually, mint rolls of 20 coins, or boxes of 200 coins!
- Issued by the Perth Mint until December 2013!
- Limited availability of these coins!
- Contains 1/10 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of $15 (AUD) backed by the federal government of Australia.
- Obverse features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts the US and Australian flags together with an eagle.
Each of the 1/10 oz US Australian WWII Gold Coins available to you in this product listing comes in BU condition, and individual coins are packaged separately in protective plastic. For purchases of multiple coins, the Perth Mint originally packaged these 1/10 oz gold coins in mint rolls with 20 coins per roll or boxes of 200 coins, with 10 rolls of 20 coins.
As the Imperial Japanese Navy marched across the Pacific Ocean in the early years of World War II, the United States sat on the sidelines as a neutral nation. That lasted until the infamous attack at Pearl Harbor. America’s entrance into the war wasn’t beneficial only to those Allies in Europe, but also to nations like Australia in the Pacific which faced the rising tide of Japenese naval power and military force.
The United States Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and land forces for both nations fought valiantly together to help push the red tide back, with the Americans launching their now-famous island-hopping campaign to retake Pacific Ocean islands from the Japanese one stop at a time. The US Navy, its ships, and its sailors served alongside their Australian counterparts to help protect the islands around Australia and the continent itself from any Japanese aggression.
On the obverse of the 1/10 oz US Australian WWII Gold Coin is the image of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s effigy is featured here in right-profile relief as created by Ian Rank-Broadley in 1998. This is the fourth-generation portrait of Her Majesty and is accompanied by markings of her name, the year of issue, nation of issue, weight, metal content, purity, and face value.
The reverse side of 1/10 oz US Australian WWII Gold Coins features a central image of a majestic eagle, which is the same found atop the Australian-American Memorial located in Canberra, Australia which commemorates the alliance between the two nations during World War II.
Perth Mint is the oldest operating mint facility in Australia. It opened in the state of Western Australia in 1899 as a Royal Mint facility, and today operates independently as a state-owned mint.
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