To mark a century of remembrance, the Royal Australian
Mint is proud to release this ‘C’ mintmark coloured $2 coin.
Honouring those who have fallen and commemorating the
100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice, signed on
November 11, 1918. This coin, developed with the assistance of
the Australian War Memorial, is a stunning keepsake, not only
for military and history enthusiasts but for all Australians.
Since the guns fell silent over the battlefields of the
Western Front at 11am, 11 November 1918, Australians
have remembered the fallen on this date.
After four years of continuous warfare, Australians celebrated the end of the First World War. They also remembered the servicemen and women who suffered and died during the conflict. On the first anniversary of the Armistice in 1919 the title Armistice Day was officially adopted for 11 November each year. After the Second World War, the date was renamed Remembrance Day in Australia to remember and honour all Australians who fell during wars and armed conflicts
A century after the signing of the Armistice,
Rememberance Day continues to be acknowledged
by all Australians as we observe the minute’s silence
Released to coincide with Remembrance Day 2018
Uncirculated version of the coloured circulating coin
‘C’ Mintmark not seen on the circulating edition
Presented in a folded card
Coin’s reverse features a depiction of a coloured poppy
Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
Australian legal tender