2021 Indigenous Military Service Two Dollar ($2) Australian Decimal Coin ex. Mint Roll

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Description

Commemorating Indigenous Australia’s longstanding tradition of serving in the military with a 2021 $2 Coloured Coin.

From the Boer War and the trenches of the Western Front to Korea and Afghanistan, Indigenous Australians have proudly served in every conflict and commitment involving Australian defence contingents since Federation.

Once on the margins of Australia’s military history, the significance of the story of Indigenous Australian service is now being recognised. 

Despite restrictions in the 1903 Defence Act preventing those “not substantially of European origin or descent” from enlisting, thousands of Indigenous Australians volunteered to serve the nation that denied them the rights they were fighting to defend.
Once accepted for service, individuals often experienced a sense of friendship and equality that was absent from civilian life, with access to training, education, travel and equal pay. While friendships endured long after the war, equality did not. Indigenous Anzacs returned home to face

 

  • These are circulated finished coins from official Mint Rolls 
  • The coin is packaged in 2x2 coin holder

Features

General Product Features

Year:
2021
Country:
Australia

Coin Features

Face Value:
Two Dollar
Issuer:
The Royal Australian Mint
Finish:
Circulating
Metal:
Aluminium Bronze

Australian Decimal Coins

Face Value:
Two Dollar
Obverse:
J. Clark
Reverse:
Mint Designers