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Australia Remembrance Day

2011  Five Dollar reverse 2011  Five Dollar obverse

2011 Five Dollar

Reverse Designer:RAM Design Obverse Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:39mm Weight:20g Edge:Reeded Composition:92% Copper
6% Aluminium
2% Nickel


Sales History


This Five Dollar Remembrance coin was produced in commemoration of Remembrance Day which fell on the 11th November 2011. The frosted bronze pad printed uncirculated coin had its edges slightly scalloped to mimic the delicate petals of this iconic flower that symbolises Remembrance Day. It was issued by the Royal Australian Mint on a blister with a specially designed holder which showed off the coin against a backdrop reflecting the sentiment of the day. The reverse was designed by the RAM and showed a vibrant red poppy across the whole coin with no legend. The obverse had an Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing with tiara and earrings. The legend ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011 encircles the portrait. Outside this in larger typeface is the legend REMEMBRANCE DAY 11.11.11 FIVE DOLLARS.

Around the world, Remembrance Day is observed every year. In the UK it will always be on a Sunday and hence named 'Remembrance Sunday', but in Australia, it will always be on the 11th November. But this day is not a national holiday. Remembrance Day commemorates the day in the memory of all the fallen soldiers. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, we will always remember. These sentiments are echoed across the globe and often the significance of this day is taught in schools to let our children understand its meaning. The red poppy became the sign of hope and renewal as it was the first flower to grow amid the deadly battlefields of Northern France and Belgium. The flower is now used to raise funds for the veterans and their families and all officials will wear one upon their chest at this time of year.

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