03 May 2023
The Royal Australian Mint have issued a commemorative $1 coin to celebrate 100 years of Australia’s Legacy organisation, which supports tens of thousands of widows who have lost their loved ones during war or peacekeeping missions.
Eric Easterbrook, Chairman of Legacy Australia said Legacy was honoured to have partnered with the Royal Australian Mint to mark this special occasion.
‘Legacy has a long and rich history in Australia,’ he said. ‘For 100 years, we have been standing proudly as the only veteran service organisation in Australia dedicated solely to the care and support of our veterans’ families. We’d like to thank the Mint for helping us commemorate this important milestone as we continue to keep the promise to our veterans.’
According to the Royal Australian Mint CEO, Leigh Gordon, the coin gives the Australian community a chance to reflect on the significant impact Legacy has had over the last 100 years.
‘Since 1923, Legacy has made an enormous difference to thousands of veterans’ families. It is an honour to be part of Legacy’s centenary celebrations, a time in which we can remember the past and look forward to the future.’
The reverse of the coin features a sculpted interpretation of the Legacy logo torch cupped by a pair of hands with the title text ‘Centenary of Legacy • 100 Years of Service’ circling the design around the edge of the coin.
The Centenary of Legacy 2023 $1 Uncirculated Coin is available in a limited mintage of 30,000 and retails for $15.