Preserving the knowledge of wartime sacrifices made by our defence force is important to new generations of Australians, as numbers attending ANZAC Day ceremonies testifies.
Anzac Day is a day on which we honour all those who gave their lives in the service of their country. This year’s tribute salutes the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Service and the worthy men and women who underpin it, reflecting the true ANZAC spirit.
The design on this uncirculated $1 coin portrays a photo image of the AE2, an E class submarine commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1914, and a group of submariners. The background depicts a silhouetted bugler, the inscription ‘Lest We Forget’, and the date of ANZAC Day, ‘April 25’ – a day on which we honour all those who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Each coin is presented in a specially designed display card-stand featuring an image of the Submarine Institute of Australian and the Submarine Association Australia WA dignitaries paying their respects during the Remembrance Day Service held at the Maritime Museum Fremantle.