Australian $1 Coins

2005 60th Anniversary of World War II

To celebrate 60 years since the end of the Second World War the Royal Australian Mint released their 2005 circulating coin design and annual year sets at the Australian War Memorial,launched by Chairman of the Memorial Council, Major General Adrian Clunies-Ross.
The commemorative design produced for the Royal Australian Mint's 2005 $1 coin is entitled "Peace" capturing the joy and spontaneity of one of Australia's most iconic images, the "dancing man", taken during victory celebrations at the end of the Second World War.
The Memorial's Principal Historian, Dr Peter Stanley, worked closely with the Mint's designers to develop the coin using photographs from their collection. "We were conscious that these coins would bring into every Australian's hands what the Second World War meant to those who lived through the most tumultuous years in the nation's history. They will be a tangible reminder of the emotions the war's end aroused."

Nominal Specifications

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