2001 PNC - 100 Years of Service - Centenary of the Army - SCARCE ISSUE
2001 PNC - 100 Years of Service - Centenary of the Army.
A Scarce PNC with a Low Mintage Uncirculated $1 coin (27,209 for this PNC), commemorating 100 years of service for the Australian Army.
The reverse of this coin shows the the iconic 'Rising Sun' Australian Army badge surrounded by the legend "The Australian Army 1901 - 2001". The Rising Sun badge originates back to 1902 when a badge was required for Australian colonial forces operating in South Africa during the Boer War.
The badge depicts the Imperial Crown and a banner with the words "The Australian Army". The 'sun rays' or rising sun are in fact not that at all, originally they were to depict a semi circle of thrusting swords and bayonets around the crown which in 1902 was to depict the co-operation between the navy (the swords) and the army (the bayonets).
Catalogue Value: $125.00
Very pleased to have obtained for my collection
Neil in Rockhampton