Australia 2019 Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles $5 Silver Proof Coin RAM


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The Treaty of Versailles in 1919 established the peace after the First World War. Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes was one of the signatories of the treaty, ushering in a new international diplomatic status for Australia. This 2019 $5 Silver Proof Coin, inspired by the design of the 1919 Australian Peace Medal, acknowledges the centenary of this meaningful historic event.

Justice, which was presented to Australian schoolchildren in honour of the occasion.

Among the 32 signatories of the treaty, was the Prime Minister of Australia, Billy Hughes. This marked the first time that Australian officials had participated in the negotiation of an international treaty. Four British Dominions, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada, were recognised as founding members of the newly formed League of Nations, acknowledging their independence under international law.

As a result of the Treaty of Versailles, Australia was ready to take its place as a fully international diplomatic nation.

• Coin’s reverse features a design inspired by the 1919 Peace Medal – Triumph of Liberty & Justice, which was presented to Australian schoolchildren to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Versailles

• Packaged in a beautiful presentation case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity

• Coin’s obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley

• Australian legal tender coin

Metal: Fine Silver

Mass: 1oz

Diameter: 40mm

Finish: Proof

Mintage: 2000

Additional information

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 5 cm


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