2021 $2 50th Anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Flag Coloured Coin in Mint Roll
The Royal Australian Mint has announced the release of a circulating coin that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Flag – a touchstone of our modern history, an official Flag of Australia and a symbol of pride and unity for our First Nations People.
To further celebrate this anniversary the Mint will also release a rolled coin collector version of this commemorative coloured $2 coin.
The Australian Aboriginal Flag was first flown on 12 July 1971 at a land rights march in Adelaide’s Victoria Square, and appeared again the following year at the beginnings of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in
Canberra. The flag was defiantly carried by Cathy Freeman when she won gold at the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and on 28 May 2000 it flew atop the Sydney Harbour Bridge as more than 250,000 people marched in solidarity beneath it. In 1995 the flag was proclaimed an official Flag of Australia and has proudly flown outside official buildings across the nation ever since.
Harold Thomas’ iconic design has become an emotive symbol of our contemporary history for both Aboriginal Australians and the wider community.
- The Royal Australian Mint commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Aboriginal Flag with a coloured circulating roll
- Reverse features the Australian Aboriginal Flag
- Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Jody Clark
- Australian legal tender
|Maximum Mintage||10,000 rolls of coins|
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Stokic|
|Packaging||Coins in mint roll – 25x $2 coin|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.