2013 RAM 20c Unc Coin Australia Remembers Royal Australian Army Chaplains
The Royal Australian Mint continues its Australia Remembers series which explores Australian war experiences and military history behind and beyond the battlefield. In 2013 we pay tribute to the Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department.
Members of the clergy have been appointed to serve as chaplains to troops in Australia since the dispatch of the First Fleet in 1787. The Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department commenced in 1913 with the appointment of four Chaplains General at the Australian Army Headquarters in Melbourne, to provide oversight of military chaplains.
Now in its 100th year of service, the Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department provides pastoral support to Australian soldiers and their loved ones through times of conflict and peace. Known to service people as ‘Padre’, each chaplain is dedicated to the spiritual, religious, moral and ethical wellbeing of our armed forces.
Designer: Anna Meszaros
This special coin is presented in the traditional poppy adorned card.
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More