2021 AUD 2 “Indigenous Military Service” coin struck by RAM

2021 AUD 2 “Indigenous Military Service” coin struck by RAM

The Royal Australian Mint commemorates Indigenous Australia’s longstanding tradition of serving in the military with this 2021 $2 ‘C’ Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin. From the Boer War and the Western Front, Tobruk and Kokoda to Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, Indigenous Australians have proudly served in every conflict and commitment involving Australian defence contingents since Federation.

The evocative coin design is based on the painting Indigenous Military Service by Kalkadoon artist Chern’ee Sutton.

 

2021 AUD 2 "Indigenous Military Service" coin struck by RAM

 

Australian National Archives Document – Indigenous Troops in the Australian Army

 


Coin specifications


Yearmark: 2021

Face value: $2

Condition: Uncirculated

Diameter: 20.50mm

Weight: 6.60g

Material: Copper-nickel

Mintage: 50 000 coins

 

 

2021 AUD 2 "Indigenous Military Service" coin struck by RAM

 

2021 AUD 2 "Indigenous Military Service" coin struck by RAM

 

 

2021 AUD 2 "Indigenous Military Service" coin struck by RAM

Chern’ee Sutton, artist that inspired RAM’s coin

 

Sources: Australian Mint and NUMISMAG.

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