2019 $5 Silver Proof Coin - Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles - LOW MINTAGE

$100.00

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.

The Treaty of Versailles, which established the conditions of peace after the First
World War, will enter its centenary in 2019. For this historic occasion the Royal
Australian Mint has created this 2019 $5 Fine Silver Proof Coin. The coin’s design
is inspired by the 1919 Australian Peace Medal – Triumph of Liberty and 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

Maximum Mintage: 2000

Specifications: $5 99.99%Ag 1oz 40.00mm

PLEASE NOTE: Mint has had a delay in production and order will ship after 13/05/19