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Murphy the Donkey $1 Australian coin

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  • 2015 $1 Frosted Unc Colour Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small Murphy the Donkey Coin

2015 $1 Frosted Unc Colour Coin Unlikely Heroes Great and Small Murphy the Donkey Coin

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Quick Overview

The 2nd in the Unlikely Heroes Great and Small $1 coin series

Details

In the First World War, donkeys were four-legged delivery trucks, transporting water and ammunition to soldiers. John Simpson Kirkpatrick, a stretcher-bearer with the 3rd Field Ambulance, decided that one donkey (named Murphy) was destined for greater duties. A simple blanket and bandages gave Murphy a saddle and a bridle, and he became an ambulance to carry battle worn and wounded soldiers. The 2015 six coin series released as part of the Royal Australian Mint’s $1 coloured frosted uncirculated coin range. The reverse design features a modern interpretation of an Australian war hero: Murphy the Donkey, surrounded by an artist’s rendition of the landscape of war in colour print.

Denomination

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

 $1

Al Br

 25 mm

9 g

Frosted Uncirculated

30 000