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2015 Australian Lighthouse Aid to Navigation Silver Coin

May 19, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Royal Australian Mint, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Zielinski world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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The Royal Australian Mint will soon release a new commemorative coin which recognizes those who devoted their lives to manning and maintaining lighthouses in Australia and celebrates their contribution to a century of aids to navigation.

When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, 103 of which were manned. With the introduction of solar power, all off grid beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980’s there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 manned lighthouses. The task was completed on August 22, 1996.

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Source: world.mintnewsblog.com (News and Commentary on World Coins)

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