1999 International Year of Older Persons The Last ANZACs Two Coin Set Uncirculated RAMint Coin in Card
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1999 International Year of Older Persons - The Last Anzacs
One Dollar Uncirculated Dual Set
*Please Note: These coins are pre-owned and may have toning, the cards may also show signs of wear*
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF OLDER PERSONS
The United Nations declared 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons (IYOP). Australians joined to acknowledge the Year by embracing the theme 'Australia - towards a society for all ages'. In an ageing Australia the theme is appropriate, recognising the importance of fostering intergenerational activities and understanding to create a balance between tradition and innovation in economic, social and cultural development.
The logo featured on the IYOP coin in this set has great symbolic significance, emphasising vitality, diversity and interdependance. The image also illustrates movement and progression.
Mint sculptor Wojciech Pietranik re-created the logo on the reverse of this coin, while Ian Rank-Broadley designed the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
THE LAST ANZACS
On 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli, the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) were not aware of the legend they would create - a legend whose values and traditions have become a part of the ethos of both nations.
Beginning as an acronym, today 'Anzac' means mateship - a spirit of courage, strength in adversity, and selflessness. The Last Anzacs coinis a tribute to those who fought for our freedom.
Designed by Wojciech Pietranik, the reverse of this coin features a gently frosted portrait of an ANZAC soldier standing proud against a polished background. Depicted on the obverse is Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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