Since 1856, the Victoria Cross has been bestowed upon those members of the British and commonwealth forces who, in the face of the enemy, experience these to the fullest. As a true testimony to highest military honour, only 100 Australians have been awarded the medal throughout its history. These fine men, who represent all who have served, are honoured on this coin. The first Australian recipient, Major General Sir Neville Reginald Howse VC KCB KCMG, was honoured for rescuing a wounded man under fire in the Boer War. The most recent recipient Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG. Corporal Baird was posthumously honoured for making the ultimate sacrifice as a member of the Australian Special Operations Task Group, which was facing a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Befitting the beauty and prestige of Australia’s highest military honour, this exquisite coin takes advantage of frosting techniques and stunning silver to pay tribute to Australia’s100 Victoria Cross recipients. Accessible to many different customers, it will truly educate and inspire coin collectors, servicemen and women, military historians and those who honour our nations bravest.
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