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2015 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small – Horrie the Dog

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  • 2015 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small – Horrie the Dog
  • 2015 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small – Horrie the Dog

2015 $1 Coloured Frosted Uncirculated Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small – Horrie the Dog

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Horrie the Dog from WW11 has been immortalised in this coloured $1 coin depicting the small but spirited dog who was a valued member of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion in Egypt.

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The 2015 six-coin series released of Unlikely heroes great and small is part of the Royal Australian Mint’s $1 coloured frosted uncirculated coins. Around the world, dogs are talented in helping people. Whether it is their ability to guard property, warn people of danger, provide companionship or hear, smell and see what humans can’t, they are loyal and devoted creatures. Such special talents have also been used in times of war. Dogs’ noses can smell the enemy approaching, their ears can sense the rumble of approaching aircraft, their legs can dodge shell holes, and their spirit can warm hearts. The dog was named Horrie, and used a distinctive bark to warn the battalion that the enemy was approaching. He was given the service number EX1 and travelled to Greece, Crete, Palestine, and Syria before being smuggled into Australia.

Denomination

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

$1

Al Br

25.00mm

9.00g

Frosted Uncirculated

30 000