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  • 2015 20c Uncirculated Coin Australia Remembers Coo-ee March

2015 20c Uncirculated Coin Australia Remembers Coo-ee March

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Quick Overview

The Coo-ee March was the first of many snowballing
recruitment marches to enlist men to join the Australian
Imperial Force in 1915.


The Royal Australian Mint has worked with Gilgandra Shire
Council to commemorate a centenary of the Coo-ee March
with the inclusion of this 20c Uncirculated Coin as part of the
Australia Remembers Coin Series

Details

The morning of 10 October 1915, saw 26 young men leave their hometown of Gilgandra, central west of New South Wales, in a recruiting march effort to join the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). The Coo-ees as they became known had increased in number to 263 by the time they had covered the 320 miles to arrive in Sydney and enlist, their youthful enthusiasm encouraging many men to answer the call from the Dardanelles along the way. News spread quickly and subsequent snowball marches started soon after all over Australia, the Coo-ees were joined in history by the Kookaburras, Kurrajongs and Boomerangs to name just a few.The Royal Australian Mint shares the spirit of the Coo-ees 100 years on with our annual Australia

  • Uncirculated coin in a presentation card 
  • Reverse design features moving imagery of the Coo-ee marchers 
  • Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley 
  • Australian legal tender

 Denomination 

 Metal 

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

20c

Cu Ni

28.50 mm

11.30 g

Uncirculated

30 000