The Perth Mint and Australia Post are honoured to commemorate 100 years of the Australian Returned and Services League (RSL) with this stamp and coin cover.
The RSL was founded in Australia in 1916 by returning soldiers from World War I with the aim of continuing to provide the camaraderie, concern, and mateship shown amongst the Australian diggers while they were at war. Since its foundation, the RSL has grown to 1,200 sub-branches Australia-wide with more than 170,000 members, making it the largest ex-service organisation in the country.
RSL Badge Design
The coin’s reverse design depicts a representation of the RSL badge with the inscriptions RSL CENTENARY LEST WE FORGET and the centenary dates ‘1916 2016’. The design also includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.
Australian Legal Tender
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the monetary denomination, and the 2016 year-date.
Official Australia Post Stamp
Affixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.00 stamp. The stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity.
Themed Presentation Packaging and Numbered Certificate
Each uncirculated aluminium bronze coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the reverse and obverse designs.