Elizabeth II (1952-date)
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
1.00 AUD = 0.77 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
60th Anniversary of World War II - Peace
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Joyous man dancing with hat
WORLD WAR 1939-1945 PEACE
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
The 2005 Peace $1 coin shown above was released by the RAM into general circulation. It commemorates the 60th Anniversary of World War II and invites us to remember the sacrifices made by our troops in those times.
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. The 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.
The RAM also released other similar themed issues during the year, a 50 cent coin for Remembrance and a 20 cent Coming Home coin, all fitting accompaniments to this issue.
All three coins were also included in the 2005 Proof & Baby Koala Proof Sets.
They were also included in the 2005 Uncirculated and Baby Koala Uncirculated Sets.
They were also included in the 2005 Wedding Specimen Set.
All three of the coins mentioned above were also issued in the 2005 Fine Silver (.999) Proof Set.
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|2005||12,884||0.07%||Proof Koala Baby Set|
|2005||33,520||1.2%||Proof Year Set|
|2005||3,627||0.07%||Specimen Wedding Set|
|2005||28,853||0.14%||UNC Koala Baby Set|
|2005||71,546||1.2%||UNC Year Set|
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