October 27, 2012

Red poppy coin released to honour lost diggers

I will be looking about for a few of these coins.  Perhaps one can be used for a competition prize...

By Andree Withey 
Updated Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:37pm AEDT
A special $2 coin bearing a red poppy has been produced to commemorate the wartime sacrifice of Australian service personnel.
It is the first coloured coin produced by the Australian Mint and only 500,000 being made. The red poppy coin is being distributed by the RSL for a donation of about $10. There will also be a non-coloured version and both are legal tender.


  1. Hmmmm - perhaps a visit to an RSL. I'm a member of Gaythorne RSL

  2. That's outstanding! I doubt that I can get back there before they are all gone, but I'm glad to see 'somebody' standing up for their troops! Hope the 'spring' is treating you well!

  3. Wow -- will ask around the guys I know in the RSL here.

    1. welcome aboard Julie! :)

      My local RSL (Qld) will be getting in a limited amount on the 7th of November (Wednesday). Not sure yet if they will be rationing the amount we can each purchase but will report back on the outcome