The Battle of Amiens was the first piece in a military strategic puzzle that ultimately became known as The Hundred Days Offensive. An offensive that proved key to victory in WWI, that means that the first battle, The Battle of Amiens, was immensely important.
Fought by Australian, British, and French soldiers, and planned in large part by Sir John Monash (himself the subject of commemorative coins in 2018 - click here), the four days of fighting in August 1918 led to an end to trench warfare and, ultimately, the Armistice two months later.
This Australian legal tender coin commemorates this critical victory of The Great War and helps bring to a close the Royal Australian Mint's Western Front 50c coin series. Featuring Australian soldiers alongside a WWI tank, each Brilliant Uncirculated coin is housed on a card, and part of a limited mintage of 15,000.