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

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

The very first Australian 20c coin enhanced with the glory of full-colour! www.downies.com/Royal-Australian-Mint/2013-Mint-Set-w-Free-Platypus-Booklet/3533/productview.aspx

The very first Australian 20c coin enhanced with the glory of full-colour! www.downies.com/Royal-Australian-Mint/2013-Mint-Set-w-Free-Platypus-Booklet/3533/productview.aspx

Jewish children working in a locksmith's workshop in the Lodz ghetto.  Original German caption: "Getto-Litzmannstadt, "Schlosserei" (locksmith), #15.

Jewish children working in a locksmith's workshop in the Lodz ghetto. Original German caption: "Getto-Litzmannstadt, "Schlosserei" (locksmith), #15.

Jewish police posing for a group photo in Lodz.

Jewish police posing for a group photo in Lodz.

Australian $2 "Red Poppy" coin

Australia commemorations risk loving Gallipoli to death

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'.

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'.

1988 - 50 cents coin - Commemorating the Australian Bicentenary.

1988 - 50 cents coin - Commemorating the Australian Bicentenary.

1798 George Bass & Matthew Flinders 1998

1798 George Bass & Matthew Flinders 1998

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.

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.

2016 20c Twenty Cent Australian Coin 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency UNC

2016 20c Twenty Cent Australian Coin 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency UNC

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