Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Silver Dollar Coin Commemorates 100th Anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy

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(Press Release) The Perth Mint boarded HMAS Perth to launch Australia’s precious metal coin tribute to mark 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy.

In 1 March 1901, two months after Federation, responsibility for the former colonies’ naval forces passed from Britain’s rule to the new Commonwealth Government. This set in motion a sequence of developments which resulted in King George V granting the title ‘Royal Australian Navy’ to the Commonwealth Naval Forces on 10 July 1911.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer Ed Harbuz said that the Mint recognises the enormous pride Australians have in the men and women of their Defence Force, with the successful release of many commemoratives which observe Australia’s military milestones. “The remarkable response we receive to military-themed coin programs is undoubtedly a . . .

Full story at: Perth Mint

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