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    Posted: 29 Mar 2011 at 19:14

Australia 2009-P ANZAC Memorial Day #1 - Army $1 Dollar BU for Veterans / Armistice / Remembrance Day

To honor veterans everywhere, both those living and their fallen comrades, the Perth Mint of Australia has released this significant military coin commemorating ANZAC Day. The design is both interesting and symbolic. A young child (symbolizing the future) sits on the lap of an aged former serviceman (representing all who have served in the military in the cause of freedom). It is his sacrifice and those of his brothers in arms who have preceded him in death (represented by the bugler playing Taps in the background) who have secured the young one's future liberty and happiness.

ANZAC Day Coin in PackageA young child sits on the lap of an aged former serviceman, while a silhouetted bugler in the background plays "Taps". The legend LEST WE FORGET APRIL 25 marks the commemoration. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark also appears.


The reverse features Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and the denomination also appear.

Each coin is encapsulated and sealed inside a full color, lavishly illustrated presentation card with fold out stand for upright display. The card includes additional information about ANZAC Day and full coin specifications.
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