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Advance Australia Fair plays key role in citizenship

November 30, 2015 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Bronze, Bronze Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, World Coins

By: Blog Team Perth Mint Blog

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The Perth Mint has released its annual Australian Citizenship $1 Coin for 2016. More than 30,000 of these coins are purchased annually by individuals and also by local governments which offer them as mementos to participants at Australian Citizenship Ceremonies.

As well as taking the pledge of commitment to Australia, people formalizing their Australian Citizenship at these ceremonies also sing Advance Australia Fair, which was first performed on this day, 30 November, in 1878 at the St Andrew’s Day concert of the Highland Society, NSW.

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Source: Perth Mint Blog

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