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2019 RAM $2 Coloured Circulated Loose Coin - A Century Of Repatriation

SKU:2019-L-2RC
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  • Vendor:

    Royal Australian Mint

  • Type:

    Other Loose Coloured $2 Coins

Description

DETAILS

This 2019 $2 coloured coin recognises the 1919 Australian Repatriation Department, which undertook the massive task of repatriating Australian servicemen and women after the First World War. tens of thousands service personnel were provided with vital support and services. This coin, appealing to military and history enthusiasts, commemorates the centenary of this crucial achievement.
In 1919 the Repatriation Department was created by the Australian government to facilitate the repatriation of our servicemen and women, many of whom bore the physical and psychological scars of war. the department provided war pensions, a soldier settlement scheme and other vital services such as healthcare, education, housing and official commemorations. General John Monash was responsible for demobilisation from the Western Front and Egypt. In spite of the challenges of dealing with the issues of morale and the risks of the 1919 influenza pandemic, he accomplished the task in ten months.
A century later, the role of providing essential support to Australian servicemen and women, and their families, is now carried out by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. The centenary of the vital task of repatriation is celebrated with this 2019 $2 coloured coin.
Australian Legal Tender Coin
Coloured reverse design celebrating "Bringing Them Home" - a century of repatriation.

FEATURES

  • Stored in Lighthouse Self Adhesive Coin Holder
  • Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
  • Australian legal tender coin

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Denomination - $2 AUD
  • Metal Content - AlBr
  • Mass - 6.60g
  • Diameter - 20.50mm
  • Finish - Circulated - Coins removed from circulation or security bags in excellent condition
  • Packaging - Coin in a White 22.5mm Lighthouse Self Adhesive Holder.