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2015 $1 Unlikely Heroes Horrie The Dog Frosted UNC

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50.00 Grams
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Product Description

Celebrating one of Australia’s unsung military heroes, the Royal Australian Mint’s 2015 $1 Unlikely Heroes Horrie the Dog Al-Br FrUnc highlights the fact that, as we commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, it’s not just Aussie diggers that we remember.

Serving in Egypt in 1941, Private Jim Moody of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion discovered a puppy in the Western Desert. The dog was given the name Horrie, and became known for his distinctive bark, with which he warned the battalion that the enemy was approaching. He was given the service number EX1 and travelled to Greece, Crete, Palestine, and Syria before being smuggled into Australia.

Bearing a fully struck-up portrayal of Horrie on the 25mm flan, contrasting with a full-colour backdrop, this official Australian legal tender coin is more than just a poignant military commemorative – it’s a must-have for all collectors as well. Not to be issued for circulation and never to be found in change, this unique, one-year-only type is crucial to anyone seeking to preserve a complete collection.

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  1. Coin 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Apr 2017

    Fantastic service & coins