2019 Lest We Forget - Repatriation Centenary Two Dollar ($2) Lest We Forget Colour-printed Australian Decimal Coin
This coin recognizes the 1919 Australian Repatriation Department, which undertook the massive task of repatriating Australian servicemen and women after the First World War. Tens of thousands of servicemen and nurses were provided with vital support and services.
In 1919 the Repatriation Department was created by the Australian government to facilitate the repatriation of tens of thousands of soldiers and nurses, many of whom bore the physical and psychological scars of war.
The department provided war pensions, a soldier settlement scheme and other vital services such as healthcare, education, housing and official commemorations.
A century later, the role of providing essential support to Australian servicemen and women, and their families, is now carried out by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
These coins are finished to a circulating standard but have not been in circulation.
No mintmark and straight from the Royal Australian Mint roll
These coins are from the Royal Australian Mint
Coin is supplied in a 2 x 2 coin mount