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