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Gallipoli

2005

The 2005 One Dollar Gallipoli piece was issued to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. The reverse features a minimalist depiction of a lone bugler playing the Last Post. In military tradition the Last Post bugle call is used to signify the end of the day but is also played at military funerals to pay tribute to the soldier who is now at rest. The reverse legend states "GALLIPOLI - LEST WE FORGET" with the dates "1915 - 2005" and the denomination. The reverse features the standard Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Five privy marked varieties were created; Sydney (S), Melbourne (M), Gallipoli (G), Canberra (C), and Brisbane (B).

Brisbane (B) privy-mark on 2005-B One Dollar (Gallipoli) piece.

The Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War is often considered to be the rapturous beginning of the Australian and New Zealand national consciousnesses. It took place on the Gallipoli peninsula which was controlled by the German-allied Ottoman Empire. Beginning with landings on the 25th of April 1915 the operation, which included soldiers from the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand and British India, attempted to capture Constantinople (Istanbul). The offensive was a catastrophic failure with the allied powers being largely pinned to the Turkish coastline and sustaining exceptionally large casualties. Regardless of the wartime realities, the event fostered a national identity for Australia and New Zealand based on hardship and resilience. The 25th of April is today celebrated as ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day.

The tails side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692005 Unknown         2005-S 38,9654.3067.60121415512603302005-M 38,7275.608.2010192224432202902005-G 40,0006.209.40122326321602102402005-C 88,4246.509.8013242831402002602005-B 38,7195.808.501120232546230300 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2005 Silver Proof17,749      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.