2019 $5 Ag 40mm Proof Coin - Mutiny and Rebellion - The Rum Rebellion
The ‘Rum Rebellion’ of 1808 was a clash between elite military and government, as well as between two powerful personalities: John Macarthur and William Bligh. Bligh’s defeat as Governor of New South Wales was in fact the catalyst for the introduction of the rule of law in Australia. This 2019 $5 silver proof coin commemorates Australia’s only successful military coup.
Also available in the 2019 $1 Uncirculated Coin - Mutiny and Rebellion - The Rum Rebellion
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||2019|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|