1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney Harbour
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A War Close To Home - Sydney Harbour
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Sydney Harbour Scene with Australian Navy Gunboat and Japanese mini submarine, Harbour Bridge in the background
Engraver: E. Llewellyn
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This NCLT release by the RAM is part of a four coin set which is included in the Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program. The set is titled "A War Close To Home".
Through the eyes of a nation not accustomed to conflict at home, war in our otherwise peaceful region still seems hard to comprehend so many years later. This four coin set tells the story of how war arrived in our region and how Australia managed a successful defence against experienced and motivated aggressors.
This particular coin highlights the "Sydney Harbour Submarine Attacks" in 1942 where Japanese mini submarines came in through the "Heads" and attacked shipping in the Harbour.
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