50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Pride and Passion
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25 Years - Mabo Decision & 50 Years - 1967 Referendum
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Depiction of Eddie Mabo and Referendum How to Vote card from 1967.
1992 MABO - 25 YEARS
1967 REFERENDUM - 50 YEARS
Engraver: Royal Australian Mint, Boneta-Marie Mabo
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
In National Reconciliation Week 2017, the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision - two landmark achievements for Indigenous Australians and symbolic turning points for Australia. In 1967 over 90% of Australians voted in favour of changing our Constitution, while the Mabo decision paved the way for native title. To commemorate these two important anniversaries, this moving design is presented on a silver proof coin. The Royal Australian Mint is proud to have designed this coin in collaboration with Boneta-Marie Mabo, Ms Mabo is an award-winning contemporary artist and Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s granddaughter.
The Royal Australian Mint acknowledges the Ngunnawal People, traditional custodians of the land on which this coin was minted.
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