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Special release commemorates 100th anniversary of convoy’s departure from Albany

October 27, 2014 in Australian Coins, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation ), Numismatica, Numismatics, Perth Mint, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By Blog Team (Perth Mint Blog)

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In the wake of Britain’s declaration of war on 4 August 1914, the Australian Government promised 20,000 troops to the Empire’s war effort by the end of the year. Infantry and Light Horse units, along with supporting arms, were raised around the country as the young Australian nation rallied to the cause.

Within months, tens of thousands of men were mobilised, most of whom, having sailed from their state capitals, joined a convoy of ships gathering Full article at the source>

Source:: Perth Mint Blog

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