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2022 RAM Centenary of the Country Women's Association $1 Selectively Gold Plated Silver Proof Coin

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A century ago, in April 1922, a group of women convened a meeting at
the Sydney Royal Agricultural Show and founded an organisation to
represent NSW rural women and their families - the Country Women's
Association. By 1936, the CWA had spread to all states and a century on,
it remains Australian's largest women's organisation with 44,000
members across 1855 branches.
Australia's largest women's organisation - the Country Women's
Association - emerged from the vision o a group of people, among them
Florence Gordon, Women's Editor of the Stock & Station Journal,
and Dr Richard Arthur, a reform-minded politician, who decided
something needed to be one to unite women from the country.
With people from across NSW gathered in Sydney for the 1922 Royal
Agricultural Show, a meeting was called and the CWA was founded. The
CWA has expanded to all states and in 1945 the national organisation
was formed.
In its century of service, the CWA has proudly represented the women of
rural Australia, giving them and their families an enduring voice on issues
affecting country communities.
Recent CWA advocacy has focused on the National Drought Strategy,
alcohol research and improving rural mental health services. A significant
contribution to Australian culture remains the CWA cookbook, a
compilation of recipes and household hints from country women.

FEATURES

  • Beautiful Selectively Gold Plated Design
  • Coin’s reverse design commemorates the Centenary of the Country
    Women’s Association
  • Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
    designed by Jody Clark
  • Displayed in presentation case
  • Australian legal tender

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Denomination - 1AUD
  • Metal - 99.9% Ag
  • Mass - 1/2oz
  • Diameter - 28.52mm
  • Finish - Proof
  • Maximum Mintage - 2022
  • Packaging - Coin in Presentation Case