1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - War Declared
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Centenary of World War I
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Ancient warrior in front of Union Jack flag, upper left quadrant, marching diggers in slouch hats, lower right quadrant.
Upper right quadrant - 1914- "When the EMPIRE is at WAR,
Lower left quadrant - so is AUSTRALIA at WAR" , with mint mark "P".
1914- "When the EMPIRE is at WAR,
so is AUSTRALIA at WAR"
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in PNC Issue 4 of 2014 (12,000 Copies).
"If there is to be a war, then you and I shall be in it. We must be in it. If the old country is at war, so are we", claimed Prime Minister Joseph Cook at Britain's declaration of war against Germany on 4 August 1914. As political brinksmanship rapidly played out half a world away from Australia, it became clear that Britain and her dominions must also take up arms. Australia was immediate and enthusiastic in its support, with the Australian government offering a contingent of troops and the service of the navy. Recruiting began several days later , and by month's end more than 21,000 men had volunteered to serve in what became known as the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). After a period of training these troops left Albany, in Western Australia, bound for the fighting in France and Belgium.
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|2014 P||12,000||UNC in PNC|
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