Preserving the knowledge of wartime sacrifices by our Defence Force is important to new generations of Australians, as numbers attending ANZAC Day ceremonies testifies.
This commemorative to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the worthy men and women who underpin it, reflects the true spirit of the ANZACS.
Striking Reverse Design – A Tribute to the RAAF
The design on this uncirculated $1 coin portrays two pilots wearing flight equipment. The background depicts a silhouetted bugler and the words inscribed ‘Lest We Forget’ and the date of ANZAC Day – April 25 – a day on which we honour all those that gave their lives in the service of their country.
The aluminium bronze coin’s reverse also features The Perth Mint’s historic ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin portrays the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse.
Presentation Display Card
The coin is housed on a presentation card with imagery representing today's RAAF. With a fold-out stand, the card allows the coin to be displayed upright alongside past and future releases.
The Perth Mint’s ANZAC Day $1 coin program is a major numismatic tribute inspired by the deep significance of 25 April 1915, the day Australian forces landed on a hostile shore on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey. Comprising annual releases each featuring a new design theme, the coins honour all Australian Defence Force personnel who have served their country.