2018 Proof Coin Set - Armistice, One Hundred Years On. After two and half years of bitter fighting on the battlefields of France and Belgium, Australian troops fought their last action of the war at Montbrehain on 6 October 1918. They were resting behind the lines when they learned that an Armistice had been signed by Allied and German representatives on 11 November 1918, bringing an end to the fighting on the Western Front. The Armistice was not a formal surrender, but marked a clear allied victory over a defeated Germany. Ottoman Turkey and Austria-Hungary had signed agreements weeks earlier, and the Armistice signed on 11 November 1918 had effectively ended the First Word War. To mark this significant moment in history this proof set features an evocative $1 coin design featuring poppies blooming above buried cartridges.
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