The Perth Mint’s ANZAC Day $1 coin program is a major numismatic tribute inspired by the deep significance of 25 April 1915, the day Australian
forces landed on a hostile shore on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Comprising annual releases each featuring a new reverse design theme,
the coins honour all Australian Defence Force personnel who have served their country. The reverse of the very first ANZAC Day $1 coin, which
portrays a former Australian serviceman with a young child sitting on his lap, symbolises the importance of remembering our diggers’ sacrifices and the
preservation of their memories by each succeeding generation. The design includes a silhouetted bugler, the words ‘Lest We Forget’ and the date of
ANZAC Day – April 25 - on which the lives of all Australians lost in war time are remembered.