The Royal Australian Mint has released a new $2 coin to mark the centennial anniversary of First World War veterans’ repatriation.

It released the coin to recognize the immense role of the 1919 Repatriation Department, which was tasked with providing war pensions, health care, education and training, employment, housing, soldier settlement, and commemorations for soldiers and nurses returned to Australia from the battlefields of WWI.

Tens of thousands of soldiers and nurses returned to Australia from the First World War, many of them with severe psychological and physical wounds.

In an intricate design and bright color, the reverse side of the new coin celebrates "Bringing Them Home" theme - "A Hundred Years Of Repatriation". It shows an inscription of “One Hundred Years of Repatriation". It further features ‘C’ mint mark. "Two Dollars", the denomination of the coin, is inscribed on the bottom of the coin.

The obverse side displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The new coin is struck in Aluminium Bronze to Uncirculated quality. It has a limited mintage of 40000 coins.

Source: Royal Australian Mint