2017 $1 AlBr Uncirculated Coin - Century of the Battle of Beersheba
Honouring the courage and sacrifice shown during the charge of the Light Horsemen and marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba , a moving design on an uncirculated coin is available with a mintage of 20 000.
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.