$5 Coin to be Released for Remembrance Day 11-11-11

August 12, 2011

Treasury has approved a Royal Australian Mint design for a new $5 coin to remember our fallen diggers on Remembrance Day 11 November 2011. A coloured design of a red poppy is to be pad printed onto an aluminium, zinc and bronze planchet. The frosted uncirculated finish will appear on a scalloped hendecagonal shaped planchet. Not sure what that is? It's a bit of a mouthful but it's an 11 sided polygon with scalloped edges, in effect, a poppy shape!! A fitting 11 sided shape for a coin to remember 11-11-11.

Posted by harrisk at August 12, 2011 7:42 PM
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