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Preparing for Battle
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Downies, Australia
Nominal value
10 dollar (Kiribati)
10 g
26 mm
Silver 500°
150 000 pcs.
Production quality
Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality with frosted relief design.
Illustrator and designer, David Bowler
B.H. Mayer (Germany)
Description of obverse and reverse
The obverse design uses the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II the Kiribati Emblem Shield and date. The reverse design shows a Light Horse soldier training while in Egypt. The background shows the army camp and the Great Pyramids, a reminder of home is indicated with a soldier feeding their mascot, a pet kangaroo.
A brief annotation
The reverse design is paying tribute to the Australian soldiers who have set off for war in 1914. This coin shows the time spent in Egypt just prior to being sent off to fight at Gallipoli, Turkey. The soldiers made camp in the Egyptian desert and honed their battle skills. A mounted Light Horseman is putting his horse through a practice charge, in the background a soldier feeds a kangaroo, a mascot brought to remind them of home, tents echo the shapes of the Great Pyramids on the horizon.
New issue
№ 3(64) 2023
№ 3(64) 2023
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