1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Army Anniversary Silver Proof
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
100th Anniversary of the Army
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The Rising Sun Badge of the Australian Army.
CENTENARY OF THE ARMY
1901 - 2001
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was issued in limited numbers by the RAM in 2001 in a capsule inside a plush green/grey box. It did not have a mintmark.
The reverse of this coin shows the iconic "Rising Sun" Australian Army badge surrounded by the legend "The Australian Army 1901 - 2001". The Rising Sun badge originates back to 1902 when a badge was required for Australian colonial forces operating in South Africa during the Boer War. The badge depicts the Imperial Crown and a banner with the words "The Australian Army". The 'sun rays' or rising sun are in fact not that at all, originally they were to depict a semi circle of thrusting swords and bayonets around the crown which in 1902 was to depict the co-operation between the navy (the swords) and the army (the bayonets).
An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also released in a coin card. It was available with a "C" Mintmark from the Public Gallery Press at the RAM. Australia Post issued the same coin with "C" Mintmark in a PNC. The coin also came with an "S" Mintmark at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
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