2018 $2 'C' Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin - Remembrance Day - Armistice Centenary
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To mark a century of remembrance, the Royal Australian Mint is proud to release this ‘C’ mintmark coloured $2 coin. Honouring those who have fallen and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, signed on November 11, 1918. This coin, developed with the assistance of the Australian War Memorial, is a stunning keepsake, not only
for military and history enthusiasts but for all Australians.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
Since the guns fell silent over the battlefields of the Western Front at 11am, 11 November 1918, Australians have remembered the fallen on this date. After four years of continuous warfare, Australians celebrated the end of the First World War. They also remembered the servicemen and women who suffered and died during the conflict. On the first anniversary of the Armistice in 1919 the title Armistice Day was officially adopted for 11 November each year. After the Second World War, the date was renamed Remembrance Day in Australia to remember and honour all Australians who fell during wars and armed conflicts.
A century after the signing of the Armistice, Rememberance Day continues to be acknowledged by all Australians as we observe the minute’s silence at 11am.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Released to coincide with Remembrance Day 2018
• Uncirculated version of the coloured circulating coin
• ‘C’ Mintmark not seen on the circulating edition
• Presented in a folded card
• Coin’s reverse features a depiction of a coloured poppy
• Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
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
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|