2014 20c Uncirculated Coin - Australian Comforts Fund - Australia Remembers
In 2014, the Royal Australian Mint pays tribute to the Australian Comforts Fund, a group set up here at home to “support the boys overseas” – and the next release in our highly popular Australia Remembers Series.
Formed on 24 August 1916, the association was an amalgamation of state-based organisations that had been individually formed at the beginning of the First World War to send comforts to the troops. The organisation quickly grew into a fundraising, collecting, sorting and distributing machine.
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