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Centenary of Repatriation
Столетие репатриации
Presented by
The Royal Australian Mint
Nominal value
2 dollars
Production quality
Circulating, Coloured
Adam Ball
The Royal Australian Mint
Description of obverse and reverse
Coin’s obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley. 

Coin’s reverse features graphic element taken from the First World War Returned from Active Service badge. Issued to returning Australian soldiers from 1914-1919, it depicted St Edward’s Crown with the Rising Sun. The badge is framed by a circular colour print depicting black arrows and red and black petal motifs. The arrows, inspired by the iconic Rising Sun, represent the journey home of Australian service personal over the last 100 years, while the eight petals represent the six states and two territories of Australia. The petals also represent the Flanders Field poppy, an iconic symbol of remembrance.
A brief annotation
This circulating coloured coin recognises the 1919 Australian Repatriation Department, which undertook the massive task of repatriating Australian servicemen and women after the First World War. Tens of thousands of servicemen and nurses were provided with vital support and services. This coin commemorates the centenary of this crucial achievement.
New issue
№ 2(63) 2023
№ 2(63) 2023
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