Royal Australian Mint - Proof Set Coin
Commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of the end if WW II and featuring Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop 50 cent coin. The set includes a 5c, 10c, 20c and 50c in Cupro - Nickel. Along with a $1 and $2 in Aluminium Bronze.
In 1945, the horror that was World War II finally ended. Fifty years on, it is time to reflect on the sacrifices made by the many Australians who helped keep our freedom. The fighting was not just for territory and property. It was a struggle to to protect essential humanitarian beliefs. the concept of equality amongst all people - encapsulated by the Australian 'fair go' attitude - was a threat.
A special tribute to Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. The essence of this great man's life is somewhat paradoxical. Weary led a full and memorable life. But it is amongst the terrible backdrop of war where he is most vividly remembered. Upon returning from the war, Weary dedicated his life to caring for former prisoners from the war. Always a compassionate man, he also worked hard to rebuild strong relationships between Australia and Asia, and was honoured by many countries for his work. Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Died in July 1993.
The obverse of each coin features the traditional portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Raphael Maklouf. the reverse of the $2 coin was designed by Horst Hahne and reverse design for the 5c, 10c, 20c and 41 coins created by Stuart Devlin. The reverse of the 50c coin was adapted from a cocnept by Louis Laumen and sculpted by Horst Hahne.