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RAM Australia's Firefighters 2020 $2 Colour Circulating Coin-in-Card


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Twelve months on from the devastating bushfires that swept the country,

the Royal Australian Mint presents this 2020 $2 Coloured Circulating
Coin-in-Card as a poignant reminder of the bravery and sacrifice of
Australia’s firefighters. From our career ‘fireys’ in the city, to the
thousands of volunteers in the towns and bush, this coin commemorates
and honors their dedication and commitment to protecting all
Australia is a continent shaped by fire. Ancient ecosystems have evolved
needing fire to regenerate and renew, while many Indigenous nations
have used fire to manage and maintain the land for millennia.

While charting the east coast of Australia in 1770 Captain James Cook
viewed bushfires inland almost daily, describing the land as ‘This
smoking continent’.
It is not surprising then that Australia’s 170,000 plus firefighters are
revered for their bravery and dedication. From the cities to the outback
they protect us from danger and are always prepared to step up when
needed. The Aussie ‘firey’ epitomizes our ideals of mateship, bravery and
The Royal Australian Mint has created this 2020 $2 Coloured Circulating
Coin-in Card to commemorate our fearless firefighters and to honor those
that have given their lives in protecting our communities.
• Released to coincide with the National Memorial for Fire and Emergency
Services in October 2020
• Blistered in presented card
• Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II sculpted
by Jody Clark
• Australian legal tender coin