PRIDE AND PASSION - 2017 50c FINE SILVER PROOF COIN INCLUDES BONUS 50c CIRCULATING COIN

$80.00

PRIDE AND PASSION
COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE 1967 REFERENDUM AND
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MABO DECISION

ITEM IS PRE ORDER - RELEASE IS 24 MAY 2017 - ORDERS WILL BE SENT AS SOON AS STOCK ARRIVES FROM THE MINT

In National Reconciliation Week 2017, the nation
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum
and 25th anniversary of the Mabo decision. Created in
collaboration with Boneta-Marie Mabo, an award-winning
contemporary artist and Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s granddaughter,
this silver proof coin includes a bonus 50 cent circulating coin.

In 2017, Australia commemorates the 50th
anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the 25th
anniversary of the Mabo decision. Both were
landmark achievements for Indigenous Australians
and symbolic turning points for Australia.

On 27 May 1967, Australian voters were asked if
they wanted to remove two negative statements
about Indigenous Australians in our Constitution.
Australians voted overwhelmingly to remove the
offending passages and for the first time, the federal
government had a clear mandate to legislate for
Aboriginal Australians no matter where they lived.

Twenty-five years later on 3 June 1992, the High
Court of Australia recognised the land rights of the
Meriam people, the traditional owners of the Murray
Islands in the Torres Strait. Terra nullius was swept
away and the decision led to native title legislation
the following year.

The Royal Australian Mint acknowledges the
Ngunnawal People, traditional custodians

Designed in collaboration with
Boneta-Marie Mabo, an award-winning
contemporary artist and Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s
granddaughter
Includes bonus 50 cent circulating version
of same design in a separate card
Released to coincide with National Reconciliation
Week and the anniversary dates
Reverse design features Eddie Mabo,
Torres Strait Island flag, Australian Aboriginal
flag and pamphlets stating ‘RIGHT WRONGS
WRITE YES for ABORIGINES!’
Obverse features the effigy of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
sculpted by Ian Rank- Broadley
Australia legal tender

Maximum Mintage of 5000

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