2003 Australian $1 Coin - 30th Anniversary of Australia's Vietnam Forces
This 2003 Vietnam Veterans $1 coin was released in a collector folder to commemorate Australia's 10-year involvement in the Vietnam war.
Some minor wear to the outer covers.
Australians became involved in the war in 1962. Over the next 10 years more than 50,000 Australians served in the theatre. The three services were involved in the conflict, the Army, the RAAF, and the Navy.
Australia withdrew its forces in 1972 with South Vietnam being over-run by the forces of North Vietnam in 1975. Sadly, Australia suffered 519 fatalities in the Vietnam war and nearly 2,400 were wounded in the conflict. The reverse of the coin depicts the Australia Vietnam Forces Memorial which can be seen on ANZAC Parade in front of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.