2019 RAM $1 Uncirculated Coin In Card - Mutiny and Rebellion - Eureka Stockade

$15.00
The 1854 Eureka Stockade rebellion at Ballarat Victoria was an uprising that changed the nature of Australia’s government. This 2019 $1 AlBr Uncirculated Coin commemorates the uprising of miners against the government under the Eureka flag, still hailed by Australians today as a symbol of egalitarianism. A coin that will appeal to history buffs and collectors alike.
The goldfields of Victoria in the 1850s were a rough place. Miners clashed with police as the government enforced unsustainably harsh fees and restrictions. A potential uprising brewed. In November 1854 rebellious miners, under their leader Peter Lalor, erected a wooden stockade on the goldfields of Ballarat, and unfurled their newly created Eureka flag.
On 3 December 1854 the tensions surged into violence. A force of police and soldiers, well-armed, rushed the stockade. At least thirty miners and five police were killed, with innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.
Although the miners were soundly defeated, their rebellion brought their plight to the attention of a sympathetic public and provoked a Commission of Enquiry. The Eureka Stockade eventually led to a more egalitarian government, and the Eureka flag is still valued as the symbol of an uprising that changed the face of Australia’s democracy.
2019 $1 AlBr uncirculated coin.
Reverse design reflects the the violent uprising of the Eureka Stockade
Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
Australian legal tender coin
Specifications: $1 AlBr 9.00g 25.00mm
Maximum Mintage: 30,000