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Australian $1 Coins

1999 Twin Pack, Last Anzacs & Older Persons

The United Nations declared 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP). Australians will join to acknowledge the Year by embracing the theme "Australia towards a society for all ages". In an ageing Australia the theme is appropriate, recognising the importance of fostering intergenerational activities and understanding to create a balance between tradition and innovation in economic, social and cultural development.
The logo featured on the IYOP coin in this set has great symbolic significance, emphasising vitality, diversity and interdependence. The image also illustrates movement and progression.
Mint sculptor Wojciech Pietranik re-created the logo on the reverse of this coin.
On 25 April 1915 at Gollipoli, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were not aware of the legend they would create - a legend whose values and traditions have become a part of the ethos of both nations.
Beginning as an acronym, today "Anzac" means mateship - a spirit of courage, strength in adversity, and selflessness. THE LAST ANZACS coin is a tribute to those who fought for our freedom.
Designed by Wojciech Pietranik, the reverse of this coin features a gently frosted portrait of an ANZAC soldier standing proud against a polished background.

Nominal Specifications

Issues Released
Denomination: $1
Metal: 92% Copper
2% Nickel
6% Aluminum
Mass: 9 grams
Diameter: 25 mm
Dual Folder

Each coin is available separately in other issues.



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