A new circulating two dollar coin was launched on 31st October for Australia, featuring symbolic purple flowers and green leaves of rosemary. The coin was unveiled at the Hyde Park Anzac Memorial Pool of Reflection. The coins honour those who sacrificed their lives during service.
Australia will observe one minute’s silence to remember those who died or suffered in all kinds of armed conflicts on the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Rosemary is a traditional accessory worn on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day to commemorate martyrs.
It’s Royal Australian Mint’s 6th coloured circulating coin that honours the sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women. More than two million of these coins will be circulated. A pack of five coins or a $15 collectible version of this coin is available for purchase from the Mint’s website.
A portion of the funds collected through the sale of all collectible coins in the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program will be donated to the Anzac Centenary Public Fund. The Public Fund helps in undertaking important projects for unifying legacy for all Australians.