2017 $1 1oz Silver Proof Coin - Century of the Battle of Beersheba
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and honouring the courage and sacrifice shown during the charge of the Light Horsemen, a moving design has been portrayed in fine silver with a limited mintage of only 5000.
In 1917 Australian troops from the 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments attacked Ottoman positions at Beersheba in one of the most gallant actions of the First World War. The bold engagement of Ottoman defences on this day has moved Australians for generations, this story now immortalised in books, many artworks, and even films. In 2017 the Charge of the Light Horsemen has inspired this very limited and highly detailed Australian coin for you to collect.