Royal Australian Mint Honors Firefighters

10 Nov 2020  Tue

Twelve months on from the devastating bushfires that swept the nation, the Royal Australian Mint has launched a coloured 2 Dollars commemorative coin honouring Australia’s firefighters. These coins serve as an everyday reminder of the ongoing commitment of our firefighters and emergency service personnel to protect our lives and property.

Using a strong and semi-symmetrical design aesthetic, the coin highlights the ‘hero’ statues that firefighters hold in the community. The new coin design includes a stylized representation of two firefights standing back to back, with a coloured fireball in the centre of the coin.

The identity of the two firefighters is hidden but the figure on the right is shown as masculine and the figure on the left as feminine as a symbol of the diversity within Australia’s firefighting ranks.

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