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In times of incredible danger, five extraordinary Australians risked life and limb to go above and beyond in the line of duty. This tremendous set commemorates these individuals - Australia's surviving recipients of the George Cross or Victoria Cross - with a series of five medallions struck to superb Proof quality, and accompanied by a replica of both of the original medals.



Beautifully rendered in stunning Proof quality

The reverse designs of each of these sensational medallions feature the portraits of the medals' recipients, sharply-struck to sensational Proof quality, and resplendent with a mirror-like silver finish. Upon the obverses, they bear either the Victoria Cross or the George Cross design, lending an air of symbolism and history to this exceptional set.



Prestigious presentation, limited edition

Housed in a superb case, adorned by two faithful replicas - one Victoria Cross and one George Cross - and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, the sense of attention to detail is not limited to the craftsmanship of each medallion! The perfect gift for any militaria buff, this tremendous set is also extremely exclusive - with just 1,000 sets released, decisive action is essential.



Awards of the highest honour

Instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856, the Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded to those who show incredible courage in the face of the enemy during combat. The pre-eminent gallantry award amongst the Australian military, the obverse of its simple, instantly recognisable cross-shaped flan carries the words 'for valour,' beneath a symbolic depiction of a crowned lion.

During Germany's bombing of London in 1940, King George VI felt that acts of civilian bravery, or non-combat military valour, also deserved recognition - and instituted the George Cross to do just that.



Commemorates five Australian heroes

Upon the reverses of each of the five medallions in this set, the men who committed such extraordinary acts of bravery are immortalised forever.


Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne - Saviour of the lost
Kontum Province, Vietnam, 24th May 1969. Warrant Officer Class II Payne was in command of the 212th Company of 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion, when his batallion came under attack from North Vietnamese troops. Following a daring fight, during which he was frequently exposed to heavy gunfire, a wounded Payne withdrew his batallion, guiding those remaining to safety. He then travelled beyond the perimeter, into darkness and alone, in a bid to recover those wounded - while the enemy troops continued their fire. Over three hours, he recovered forty lost soldiers, saving countless lives.
Constable Michael Pratt Constable Michael Pratt - Unassisted, unarmed, undeterred
An off-duty police officer, Constable Pratt drove past a bank in his personal car on the morning of June 4, 1976, to discover that it was in the process of being robbed by three armed men. After alerting a bystander to contact the police for back-up, he valiantly - and single-handedly - attempted an arrest of the men, during which time he was frequently held at gunpoint and at point-blank range. Seriously wounded in the scuffle that followed, Constable Pratt's efforts were lauded, as was his demonstrated commitment to upholding the law.
Corporal (then Trooper) Mark Donaldson Corporal Mark Donaldson - Nobody left behind
On 2 September 2008, Corporal Donaldson was travelling in a convoy in Afghanistan during a patrol when the entire group was attacked in a high-volume ambush. Facing heavy machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades, the patrol suffered multiple casualties, with vehicles having to perform several manoeuvres to evade enemy fire. In the ensuing chaos, members of Corporal Donaldson's patrol were forced to run alongside the manoeuvring vehicle for multiple kilometres while under fire - and a coalition Interpreter was wounded in the process. In a heroic moment, Corporal Donaldson risked everything to double back across exposed ground, on foot, to bring the wounded Interpreter to safety and perform First Aid.


Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith - Intrepid innovation
In June, 2010, a troop landed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in order to secure a senior Taliban leader, but was quickly outnumbered by enemy soldiers and overcome by intense machine gun fire. Corporal Roberts-Smith and his patrol were nearby, and were able to move within 40 metres of the troop - but no further. That is, until Roberts-Smith noticed a small structure that provided further cover. He boldly moved forward and leveraged its location to successfully neutralise all three machine gunners, at huge risk to himself. These moments became the catalyst that allowed his troop to continue on and successfully clear the village, forcing the retreat of the remaining Taliban from the area.
Corporal Daniel Keighran
Corporal Daniel Keighran - Others before himself
In August 2010, Corporal Keighran was involved in a partnered Afghan-Australian patrol, which quickly became the target of an enemy attack. Outnumbered by their opponents, Keighran's patrol found themselves unable to move forward. Along with a comrade, he deliberately placed himself in the line of fire to identify enemy targets for the Afghan and Australian machine guns, which allowed the patrol to regain momentum. While effectively leading and directing his team, again and again, he deliberately put himself in danger to find new targets, and even exposed himself further to enemy fire in order to draw it away from a wounded Australian comrade who was receiving treatment. His sheer willingness to put others' needs before his own, while placing himself in jeopardy, allowed his team to locate and neutralise enemy firing positions.

A fine presentation, rich with symbolism and history and tremendously exclusive, we anticipate heavy demand for this gift-worthy set. Don't miss out - secure your set today.

  • Celebrates the last surviving Australian Victoria and George Cross recipients!
  • Features five imposing 50mm medallions, struck to Proof quality, bearing the portraits of the recipients.
  • Also includes a replica each of the George and Victoria Cross medals.
  • Housed in a tremendous presentation case and accompanied by a Certificate.
  • Highly exclusive - limited edition of just 1,000!

In times of incredible danger, five extraordinary Australians risked life and limb to go above and beyond in the line of duty. This tremendous set commemorates these individuals - Australia's surviving recipients of the George Cross or Victoria Cross - with a series of five medallions struck to superb Proof quality, and accompanied by a replica of both of the original medals.



Beautifully rendered in stunning Proof quality

The reverse designs of each of these sensational medallions feature the portraits of the medals' recipients, sharply-struck to sensational Proof quality, and resplendent with a mirror-like silver finish. Upon the obverses, they bear either the Victoria Cross or the George Cross design, lending an air of symbolism and history to this exceptional set.



Prestigious presentation, limited edition

Housed in a superb case, adorned by two faithful replicas - one Victoria Cross and one George Cross - and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, the sense of attention to detail is not limited to the craftsmanship of each medallion! The perfect gift for any militaria buff, this tremendous set is also extremely exclusive - with just 1,000 sets released, decisive action is essential.



Awards of the highest honour

Instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856, the Victoria Cross (VC) is awarded to those who show incredible courage in the face of the enemy during combat. The pre-eminent gallantry award amongst the Australian military, the obverse of its simple, instantly recognisable cross-shaped flan carries the words 'for valour,' beneath a symbolic depiction of a crowned lion.

During Germany's bombing of London in 1940, King George VI felt that acts of civilian bravery, or non-combat military valour, also deserved recognition - and instituted the George Cross to do just that.



Commemorates five Australian heroes

Upon the reverses of each of the five medallions in this set, the men who committed such extraordinary acts of bravery are immortalised forever.


Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne Warrant Officer Class II Keith Payne - Saviour of the lost
Kontum Province, Vietnam, 24th May 1969. Warrant Officer Class II Payne was in command of the 212th Company of 1st Mobile Strike Force Battalion, when his batallion came under attack from North Vietnamese troops. Following a daring fight, during which he was frequently exposed to heavy gunfire, a wounded Payne withdrew his batallion, guiding those remaining to safety. He then travelled beyond the perimeter, into darkness and alone, in a bid to recover those wounded - while the enemy troops continued their fire. Over three hours, he recovered forty lost soldiers, saving countless lives.
Constable Michael Pratt Constable Michael Pratt - Unassisted, unarmed, undeterred
An off-duty police officer, Constable Pratt drove past a bank in his personal car on the morning of June 4, 1976, to discover that it was in the process of being robbed by three armed men. After alerting a bystander to contact the police for back-up, he valiantly - and single-handedly - attempted an arrest of the men, during which time he was frequently held at gunpoint and at point-blank range. Seriously wounded in the scuffle that followed, Constable Pratt's efforts were lauded, as was his demonstrated commitment to upholding the law.
Corporal (then Trooper) Mark Donaldson Corporal Mark Donaldson - Nobody left behind
On 2 September 2008, Corporal Donaldson was travelling in a convoy in Afghanistan during a patrol when the entire group was attacked in a high-volume ambush. Facing heavy machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades, the patrol suffered multiple casualties, with vehicles having to perform several manoeuvres to evade enemy fire. In the ensuing chaos, members of Corporal Donaldson's patrol were forced to run alongside the manoeuvring vehicle for multiple kilometres while under fire - and a coalition Interpreter was wounded in the process. In a heroic moment, Corporal Donaldson risked everything to double back across exposed ground, on foot, to bring the wounded Interpreter to safety and perform First Aid.


Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith

Corporal Benjamin Roberts-Smith - Intrepid innovation
In June, 2010, a troop landed in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in order to secure a senior Taliban leader, but was quickly outnumbered by enemy soldiers and overcome by intense machine gun fire. Corporal Roberts-Smith and his patrol were nearby, and were able to move within 40 metres of the troop - but no further. That is, until Roberts-Smith noticed a small structure that provided further cover. He boldly moved forward and leveraged its location to successfully neutralise all three machine gunners, at huge risk to himself. These moments became the catalyst that allowed his troop to continue on and successfully clear the village, forcing the retreat of the remaining Taliban from the area.
Corporal Daniel Keighran
Corporal Daniel Keighran - Others before himself
In August 2010, Corporal Keighran was involved in a partnered Afghan-Australian patrol, which quickly became the target of an enemy attack. Outnumbered by their opponents, Keighran's patrol found themselves unable to move forward. Along with a comrade, he deliberately placed himself in the line of fire to identify enemy targets for the Afghan and Australian machine guns, which allowed the patrol to regain momentum. While effectively leading and directing his team, again and again, he deliberately put himself in danger to find new targets, and even exposed himself further to enemy fire in order to draw it away from a wounded Australian comrade who was receiving treatment. His sheer willingness to put others' needs before his own, while placing himself in jeopardy, allowed his team to locate and neutralise enemy firing positions.

A fine presentation, rich with symbolism and history and tremendously exclusive, we anticipate heavy demand for this gift-worthy set. Don't miss out - secure your set today.

Product ID: 17652
$ 450