New Zealand- 2017 1 OZ Silver Proof Coin the Battle of Messines
The 1917 coin focuses on the growing importance of artillery. The fourth coin in this five-year set is themed around artillery, which played a crucial role in the latter part of the war. Cannons and howitzers were fired accurately over long distances and creeping barrages helped protect the infantry and tear down barbed wire. The scene depicted shows troops operating a Howitzer on the right side of the coins face, and the scene on the left depicts soldiers advancing up Messines Ridge in Belgium during the Battle of Messines in June 1917. Denomination: One New Zealand dollar Composition: 0.999 silver Weight: 1oz Diameter: 40mm Edge treatment: Milled Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom Shape: Round Reverse design: Troops operating a Howitzer (right), and the advancement up Messines Ridge in Belgium (left) Designed by: Strategy Creative, Wellington, New Zealand Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000 Mint: Royal Australian Mint.
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