1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Peace - End of World War II - Silver Proof
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
60th Anniversary of World War II (Fine Silver Proof Set)
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Joyous man dancing with hat held high in front of his shadow
WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 PEACE
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT Commemorative coin was issued as part of the 2005 Fine Silver Six coin Proof set which contained silver versions of coin releases in 2005. A standard 5 cent, standard 10 cent, a commemorative 20 cent a commemorative 50 cent, this commemorative $1 and a standard $2 were part of the set. The coins were issued in capsules in a beautiful jarra wooden box.
On the 14th August 1945 Japan accepted the allied demands for surrender marking the end of World War II. The following day it was announced in Australia sparking feelings of joy and relief from all Australians. VP Day (Victory in the Pacific day) was reported in all the papers and the Australian government gazetted it a public holiday. USA and New Zealand preferred the term VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) and named it as such.
On VP day August 15th 1945 the celebrations were rife. In the streets of Sydney a man was caught on motion picture film dancing in celebration. This film and the "dancing man" has taken on iconic status in symbolising the victory of WW II. [urlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij9LkYCSujg][/url]
An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also released into general circulation by the RAM.
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