To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, two million $2 coins with purple detailing have been released into circulation. Australia is the second country in the world, behind Canada, to circulate coloured coins. The coins were released in Australia after months of meticulous preparation and design which included getting approval from Buckingham Palace
This $2 coin has been minted (for general circulation in 2015) to mark the 100th anniversary of the landing of ANZAC troops at Gallipoli during World War I. The coin has an image of poppies - symbolic of remembrance - among crosses similar to those that mark the graves of fallen soldiers, and the words 'Lest We Forget'.
Monday, February 22, 1965. : Australia's Royal Mint, built for the purpose of producing new decimal currency, is opened. The Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh. The picture is a 50 cent coin minted to mark Australia Day 2010.