2000 Australian One Dollar Coin - HMAS Sydney II - NCLT - Multiple Mintmarks Available

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In 2000 the RAM released this Uncirculated Aluminium-bronze coin to remember those who lost their lives on the HMAS Sydney II.

The coin was issued in a coin card at the MYO Public Press Gallery at the RAM with a 'C' Mintmark.  

It was also issued at the Mobile Press in a coin card at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with an 'S' Mintmark.

The details of each coin are as follows:

'C' Mintmark
71,367 minted
Catalogue value: $25.00

'S' Mintmark
34,277 minted
Catalogue value: $30.00.

On 19 November 1941 the HMAS Sydney II sank after heavy combat action with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. The Sydney, the second such Australian ship to carry the name, sank with the loss of all 645 crew.

It is the largest Australian naval loss on a single Australian warship and was the largest loss of life on an Allied ship in WW2 where all hands were lost.

The exact circumstances of the tragic loss remain unclear to this date, and it was only in March 2008 that the wrecks of both the Sydney and Kormoran were located off the coast of Western Australia after many years of fruitless searching.

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Roselyn Reid
As Above, HMAS Sydney 11.

We Have the Memorial Here in Geraldton, West Australia, So This Coin Is Special to Us,
Thankyou. Check It Out.

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Lopsiland
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