2022 $2 75th Anniversary of Peacekeeping C Mintmark Coloured Uncirculated Coin – 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.
Struck by Royal Australian Mint, the C Mintmark uncirculated version of this coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965 and has a mintage of 60,000.
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. The reverse also bears the “C” mintmark that is not present on the circulating edition.
The obverse features Jody Clark’s effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizbeth II as well as the monetary denomination and 2022 year-date.
Coin comes encapsulated in a themed presentation card.
|Obverse Designer||J. Clark|
|Reverse Designer||A. Stokic|
|Packaging||Coin in presentation card|
ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
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