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2022 $2 75th Anniversary of Peacekeeping Coloured Coin in Mint Roll – AlBr
Australia has long involvement in peacekeeping and peace operations, starting 75 years ago when four Australian military observers arrived in the Netherlands East Indies – now Indonesia – as members of a UN group supervising the ceasefire between nationalist and Netherlands forces. Since then, 80,000 members of the Australian military, police and civilians have participated in 73 operations in 64 different countries.
In 1945, at the end of the most destructive war in human history, the United Nations was formed with a vision to promote world peace. Australia was an early supporter, contributing four observers, two Army officers and one officer from the Navy and Air Force – to the first UN peacekeeping operation overseeing the ceasefire between Dutch and nationalist forces in the Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia, in 1947.
Australian peacekeepers have acquired a reputation for compassion and competence but it hasn’t been without cost. Sixteen have died during peacekeeping missions, victims of accidents, aircraft and vehicle crashes, illness and landmines.
Their sacrifice and the contribution of 80,000 others who have participated in peacekeeping and peace operations is recognised in the Royal Australian Mint’s new $2 commemorative coin.
- The reverse pays homage to the contribution of “75 years of Australian Peacekeepers” with 2 doves flying outwards, including a blue circle in the middle
- Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Jody Clark
- Presented in coin roll
- Australian legal tender
|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.