ANZAC Day is a day on which we honour all those who gave their lives in the service of their country. This year’s tribute salutes the nurses who have served, and continue to serve, in the Australian Defence Force.
These nurses have dealt with the face-to-face realities of war – the sick, the wounded, the dead and dying. They have served within Australia and in war zones across the world. They have worked behind the lines in field hospitals, on hospital ships and transports. In many cases, they have suffered the same deprivations as their patients, and sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Striking Reverse Design – Australian Defence Force Nurses
The design on this uncirculated $1 coin portrays nurses from both World Wars and a patient receiving care. A bugler in silhouette, the inscriptions LEST WE FORGET and the date of ANZAC Day, APRIL 25, are also included in the design.
Uncirculated Aluminium Bronze
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 a fold-out stand that allows the coin to be displayed upright.
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.