2020 Fifty Cent Afghan Cameleers - Pioneers of Inland Transport 50c Silver Proof Coin

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Description

The Afghan cameleers who travelled to Australia made a significant contribution to the exploration of Australia's inland, and to the development of Australia as a multicultural nation.

To commemorate their work, the Royal Australian Mint has released a special 50c silver proof coin.

In 1859, the Victorian expedition committee commissioned the import of 24 camels and three cameleers from India, to join the p[ioneering expedition of Burke and Wills. This was the start of a significant contribution made to Australia's inland development by many cameleers who came to Australia from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey and elsewhere.

Camels were very well suited to transport and exploration in Australia's inland, being the optimal species to manage difficult terrain and survive scarce water supplies.

This coins comes with a numbered certificate and is limited to only 2500 coins being released.

Features

General Product Features

Year:
2020
Country:
Australia

Coin Features

Face Value:
Fifty Cent
Issuer:
The Royal Australian Mint
Finish:
Proof
Mintage:
2500
Metal:
Silver
Metal Weight:
18.24g