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Australia HMAS Armidale II

2011 Proof Two Dollar reverse 2011 Proof Two Dollar obverse

2011 Proof Two Dollar

Reverse Designer:RAM Design Obverse Designer:Ian Rank-Broadley Size:34mm Weight:20.28g Edge:Interrupted Composition:99.9% Silver


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This sterling silver two dollar coin about the HMAS Armidale II, was produced in commemoration of 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy. It is part of a set of six coins that also includes HMAS AE2 Submarine, HMAS Yarra III, HMAS Australia II, HMAS Hobart II and HMAS Hobart II. The reverse was designed in-house at the Royal Australian Mint and features the submarine portrayed over a map of Australia. It includes the legend "100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY H.M.A.S. ARMIDALE II 1911 2011 2 DOLLARS". The obverse shows an Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, right-facing with tiara and earrings. The legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011" encircles the image. The set comes in a black presentation box with a velvet lining and includes a booklet detailing the vessels along with a numbered authentication certificate. The mintage was just 5,000 for this set.

HMAS Armidale II was the first of fourteen patrol boats built to be used by the Royal Australian Navy. She was built by Austal Ships, Fremantle, Western Australia and commissioned on the 24th June 2005. The ship is 56 metres in length with an all aluminium hull. Each of the ships in the Armidale Class has a crew of 21 personnel and include 1 x Rafael Typhoon 25mm naval stabilised deck gun and 2 x 12.7mm machine guns. To assist with boarding's, each vessel has two 7.2 metre water-jet propelled rigid-hull inflatable dinghies. The ships are designed to patrol for 21 consecutive days but can endure a maximum of 42 days.

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