New $2 Coin Commemorating 100 Years Since The 1918 Armistice

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New $2 Coin Commemorating 100 Years Since The 1918 Armistice

The Royal Australian Mint has today unveiled a commemorative coin, depicting a poppy and graphical representation of 11.11.11 in honour of the 100 year anniversary since the Armistice of 11 November 1918 and end of World War I.

The $2 coin is to serve as a lasting reminder of the sacrifice servicemen and servicewomen have made.

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"This coin will serve as a tangible and visible reminder to all Australians day-to-day, of the centenary period and the lasting legacy of the fight for our nation’s freedom and the price that was paid for that freedom," Director of the Australian War Memorial Dr Brendan Nelson said.

"The Flanders poppy symbolises loss, love and the sacrifice of bloodshed. It has long been a part of Remembrance Day, the ritual that marks the Armistice of 11 November 1918, with this year, marking 100 years since the guns fell silent."

A collectible version is also available online, with swap days to be held in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney for anyone who wants to exchange for the new Remembrance Day - Armistice Centenary coin.



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