The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a coin under their Anzac Centenary Coin Program which features an innovative triangular shape. The coin pays tribute to Australians and New Zealanders who have stepped forward to serve.
The reverse design of the coin features a symbolic scene at dawn framed within the triangular shape of the coin including the inscription “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” These words are from the Ode of Remembrance, which is regularly recited at memorial services held on ANZAC Day and other days commemorating World War I.
The obverse of the coin contains the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscriptions at each side include “Elizabeth II”, “Australia”, and the date “2014”.
Each coin is struck in 99.9% silver to proof quality with a weight of 22.23 grams and diameter of 33.90 mm. The maximum mintage is 10,000 pieces.
A product dispatch date of March 27, 2014 is indicated. The coin can be found on the Royal Australian Mint’s website.
Australia’s first triangular coin was released last year to mark the 25th anniversary of Parliament House. For that coin, the triangular spire of the building featured in the coin nicely complimented the shape of the coin.