Famous Battles in Australian History - Kokoda

Australia 2012 - $1 - Famous Battles in Australian History - Kokoda - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

5.000 of these coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver coin comes is dedicated to famous battles in Australian history.
$104.13

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Country Australia
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

The Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign consisted of a series of battles fought between July and November 1942 between Japanese and Allied - primarily Australian - forces in what was then the Australian territory of Papua. Following a landing near Gona, on the north coast of New Guinea, on the night of 21/22 July, Japanese forces attempted to advance south overland through the mountains of the Owen Stanley Range to seize Port Moresby as part of a strategy of isolating Australia from the United States. Initially only limited Australian forces were available to oppose them, and after making rapid progress the Japanese South Seas Force under Major General Tomitaro Horii clashed with under strength Australian forces from the Papuan Infantry Battalion and the Australian 39th Battalion on 23 July at Awala, forcing them back to Kokoda. Following a confused night battle on 28/29 July, the Australians were again forced to withdraw. The Australians attempted to recapture Kokoda on 8 August without success which resulted in heavy casualties on both sides, and the 39th Battalion was subsequently forced back to Deniki. A number of Japanese attacks were subsequently fought off by the Australian Militia over the following week, yet by 14 August they began to withdraw over the Owen Stanley Range, down the Kokoda Track towards Isurava.

Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts an Australian soldier wearing Second World War jungle kit. The background incorporates a printed historical image of soldiers on the Kokoda track, and the inscription KOKODA 1942 - 1943. The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark is also incorporated into the design.

Obverse Design

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination.

Packaging

The Famous Battles in Australian History - Kokoda silver coin comes encapsulated in a presentation case and a illustrated shipper, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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