A Tribute to Afghan Cameleers by the Royal Australian Mint
Celebrating Australia’s pioneering Afghan Cameleers, the Royal Australian Mint has released two limited edition 50 cents coins (2500 each), in silver ($85) and Copper-Nickel ($10). The coin carries the new Jody Clark portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the other side.
"With camels far more suited for transport and exploration than horses or bullocks, half the Australian population relied on Afghan cameleers for survival at one stage during the 19th century. An official issue of the Royal Australian Mint, this Silver Proof 50c coin forms a striking tribute to these Aussie pioneers", stated in the Royal Australian Mint website.
Not only eye-catching, the 2020 50c Afghan Cameleers Silver Proof Coin is also extremely exclusive. Only 2,500 coins have been struck! Beautifully presented within official packaging, each of those coins is housed within a Royal Australian Mint case, united with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.
In 2019, the Royal Australian Mint has also released a coin for the 90th anniversary of the Ghan Train, a legacy of the Afghan Cameleers and their contribution to the Adelaide-Alice Spring railway construction.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Canberra thanks the Royal Australian Mint for these recognition and timely release of these exclusive coins.
Both Afghanistan and Australia have celebrated the 50th anniversary of their diplomatic relations (1969-2019).
For more details please visit: https://www.downies.com/2020-50c-afghan-cameleers-cuni-uncirculated-coin
Photo credit: The Royal Australian Mint