Issued into circulation every year from 2014 through 2018, the Royal Australian Mint's "100 Years of ANZAC - The Spirit Lives" series has proven difficult to collect. In the first year, the coin was abundant, and easy to find. But then... in 2015 the mintage figures dropped by a staggering 93%! And suddenly, the chances of putting together a complete collection were almost nil.
According to RAM's Annual Reports, mintage figures on the series are thus:
Dated 2014: 21,830,500 coins struck Dated 2015: 1,330,000 coins struck Dated 2016: 2,098,000 coins struck Dated 2017: 1,899,000 coins struck so far. Dated 2018: Figures not yet available
Given the drop off in volume from the 2014 coin to 2015, its obvious that gathering a collection in pristine quality now, would be nigh on impossible. The vast majority of coins still in existence will have run through countless tills and gaming machines, leaving them in poor condition at best.
However, in a strange twist, in April 2018, the Royal Australian Mint surprised us all with the announcement of complete collections of this set, issued as Official Mint Rolls! Available only to official distributors of our national mint, these sets have proven popular. Order yours now.