By 1915 most countries involved in the First World War had come to the realisation that they would need increased funds to resource their campaigns. The British Government was feeling the financial burden and pressure of war and requested that the Australian Government finance its share of the war effort. The Australian Government subsequently decided it would raise loans from the public encouraging the population to purchase government War Loan Bonds which would be repaid with interest to contribute to the war effort.
The coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver with a small mintage of only 5 000.
The coin’s reverse features a coloured representation of the World War I ‘Our daddy is fighting’ poster headed by the inscription AUSTRALIAN WAR BONDS.
We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.
We require full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.
All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $8.50, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.