2013 RAN Centenary - Sydney Harbour Arrival Gold Proof Medallion

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2013 RAN Centenary - Sydney Harbour Arrival Gold Proof Medallion

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A stunning precious metal celebration of the centenary of the first visit of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet to Sydney, in October 1913, this sparkling Gold Proof Medallion forms an eye-catching, exclusive tribute to this key landmark in Australian military history.

With more than 2,400 sailors and officers on board, the RAN Fleet made a spectacular entrance into Sydney Harbour on 4 October 1913, where they were greeted with a great show of patriotism by thousands of cheering citizens lining the foreshore. The battle cruiser HMAS Australia led the line, with the cruisers Melbourne, Sydney & Encounter and the destroyers Warrego, Parramatta & Yarra following in a single column. Australia's then Prime Minister, Joseph Cook, stated that "Since Captain Cook's arrival, no more memorable event has happened than the advent of the Australian Fleet".

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Carrying a superbly detailed depiction of HMAS Australia on the reverse, this beautifully designed Gold Proof Medallion will make a compelling addition to any collection.

  • Crafted from two grams of precious, prestigious 14-carat gold
  • Underpinned by an immaculate Proof standard strike
  • A strictly limited edition, the mintage was set at 10,000
  • Superbly designed - measures 18mm in diameter
  • Beautifully presented within the confines of a plush case
  • Accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
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