5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Remembrance Day
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Remembrance Day: 11.11.11
In an inner circle the 4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right.
Inner circle contained within an outer circle with a scalloped Rim
REMEMBRANCE DAY 11.11.11
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Red Flanders Poppy set within a scalloped rim
Engraver: A. Baggio
This frosted NCLT pad printed coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint on the 11th of November 2011 in a coincard. It commemorates Remembrance Day, which every year since the end of WW1, is celebrated on the 11th of November.
The 11th of November is very special to Australians. At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.
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