Friday, April 26, 2013

Australia 1 dollar 2013 - Benevolent Society

New commemorative:

"200 Years of the Benevolent Society"

Established in 1813, the Benevolent Society lays claim to being Australia's first charity organisation. It was established by banker, newspaper editor, and philanthropist Edward Smith Hall, and has served to provide aid to millions of Australians for two centuries. Its significant achievements include pioneering free maternity care, legal aid, campaigning for the abolition of child labour and the introduction of the old age pension.

(information by Peter Kaminsky, Antoine Clerc and Pabitra Saha)

Composition: Al-Bronze
Weight: 9.00 g
Diameter: 25.00 mm
Edge: plain/reeded
Designer: RAM Team

LINK: Royal Australian Mint

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