Lest we forget: Mint releases coin for Remembrance Day
REVEALED this week is Australia's newest coin - the two-dollar Remembrance Day decorated with purple flowers and green leaves of rosemary.
The Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack said the new coin is a symbolic reminder to encourage people all around Australia to reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives during service.
"On the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War, the nation will observe one minute's silence, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts," said Mr McCormack.
"Rosemary has traditionally been worn on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day as a way to commemorate those who have died in active service and other military operations.
"This is the sixth coloured circulating coin made by the Royal Australian Mint to honour the bravery and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
"Over two million of these coins will be released into public circulation over the coming weeks."
Collectors can immediately purchase a pack of five coins or a $15 collectible version of the coin from the Mint's website.
A portion of the sale price for all collectible coins in the Royal Australian Mint's Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program is made to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund which helps funds a range of significant projects will help leave a lasting and unifying legacy for all Australians.