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A legacy of kindness; a coin of gratitude

A commemorative $1 coin celebrating 100 years of Legacy has been released by the Royal Australian Mint.

Eric Easterbrook, Chairman of Legacy Australia, said Legacy was honoured to partner with the Royal Australian Mint to mark this special occasion.

“Legacy has a long and rich history in Australia. 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,” Mr Easterbrook said.

“We’d like to thank the Mint for helping us commemorate this important milestone as we continue to keep the promise to our veterans.”

Legacy supports 40,000 partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or health while serving our country.

The Royal Australian Mint CEO, Leigh Gordon, said this coin presents an opportunity for the Australian community to reflect on the significant impact Legacy has had over the last hundred 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.”

Nearly $17 million was spent on Legacy’s beneficiaries in 2019.

In recent years, the Royal Australian Mint has played a key role in promoting charitable behaviour and charitable organisations.

The September 2020 launch of the Donation Dollar provided Australians with a tangible reminder to give to those in need.

Since then, the Mint has commemorated the anniversaries of several significant charitable organisations, including Rotary, the RSPCA and the Smith Family, via the collectable coin programs.

The coin program commemorating the Centenary of Legacy continues to shine a light on Australian charitable organisations and the important work they do in our community.

The coin features a sculpted interpretation of the Legacy logo torch capped by a pair of hands with the title ‘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 $15.00. 

The coins are Australian legal tender and can be purchased through the Mint’s online shop from Thursday, 2 March 2023.

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