The Royal Australian Mint’s 2021 Proof Six-Coin Set commemorates the
50th anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Flag – a touchstone of our
modern history, an official Flag of Australia and a symbol of pride and
unity for our First Nations People. The set includes a collector version of
the commemorative coloured two dollar coin released into circulation to
commemorate the anniversary.
The Australian Aboriginal Flag was first flown on 12 July 1971 at a land
rights march in Adelaide’s Victoria Square, and appeared again the
following year at the beginnings of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in
Canberra. The flag was defiantly carried by Cathy Freeman when she won
gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and on 28 May 2000 it flow
atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge as more than 250,000 people marched
in solidarity beneath it. In 1995 the fag was proclaimed an official Flag of
Australia and has proudly flown outside of official buildings across the
nation ever since.
Harold Thomas’ iconic design has become an emotive symbol of our
contemporary history for both Aboriginal Australians and the wider
• The set features a specially designed coloured two dollar coin inspired
by Harold Thomas’ iconic Australian Aboriginal Flag.
• A unique design element on the two dollar coin has the yellow circle
of the flag represented by the gold alloy of the coin itself.
• The six individually encapsulated coins are presented together in a
display case, and comes with an information booklet and outer box.
• Struck to the Mint’s renowned proof quality