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The Australian who inspired silent contemplation of fallen comrades

To honour those who have died therefore of war, Australians are urged to observe one minute’s silence as the clock strikes the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month– the minute the guns fells silent on the Western Front in 1918.

The observance occurs in various other Allied countries, consisting of New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the USA. Yet exactly how did the custom stem?

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Visit this site for more main military tribute coins from The Perth Mint. Edward George Honey has been attributed as the initial person to suggest a period of silence in which to keep in mind the fallen.

Born in St Kilda, Melbourne, Honey was an Australian reporter who worked in Fleet Street after World War I. In Might 1919, he contacted the London Night Information appealing for a five-minute silence to note the very first wedding anniversary of the Armistice. A few months later, Sir James Percy FitzPatrick recommended to the British Cupboard a complete suspension of typical activity for 2 mins during which every person could concentrate on reverent remembrance.

King George V reacted to Sir James’ call by asking nations of the British Realm “to stand still in solemn remembrance of the dead, who passed away that the world may be totally free.”

Armistice Day was relabelled Remembrance Day in 1946 to commemorate those that were killed in both World Wars. The custom of a brief silence stays important to Remembrance Day events throughout the Commonwealth, as well as in Australia on ANZAC Day.

Honey is acknowledged in Australia as the mastermind of the suggestion on a memorial plaque in central Melbourne, which videotapes “Edward George Honey … A Melbourne journalist that, while living in London, first recommended the solemn ceremony of silence, now observed in all British countries in remembrance of those that passed away in war”.

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2017 Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin Released

The Perth Mint just released its 2017-dated Australian Kangaroo Silver Bullion Coin. Sales of the one-ounce, 99.99% pure silver coin started on Monday, Nov. 7. Annually issued but only introduced in…

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Australian 2017 Dragon & Phoenix 1oz Silver Bullion Coin Released

The Perth Mint on Tuesday, Nov. 1, introduced a new Australian bullion coin that depicts a dragon and phoenix. Struck in 1oz of 99.99% pure silver with polished designs and frosted backgrounds, the…

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Perth Mint 2016-2017 Australian Collector Coins for November

Year of the Rooster coins maintain their spotlight in November among numismatic products from the Perth Mint of Australia. They include silver high relief and gilded coins along with one depicting a…

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2017 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins Released

Sales of 2017 Australian Kookaburra Silver Bullion Coins officially started Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The newest editions feature two laughing kookaburras perched on a wooden fence. Struck to a…

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Perth Mint 2016-2017 Australian Collector Coins for October

New coins from the Perth Mint of Australia continue to showcase varied subject matter, offering collectors a range of interesting options for October. Leading the charge are "Year of the…

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ANAGRAM Win an Australian Opal Series – Ghost Bat 2015 1oz Silver Proof Coin

ghostbat_angramNative to Australia, the Ghost Bat (or false vampire bat), is named for the light-coloured fur and wing membranes that make it seem ghostly at night. As Australia’s only carnivorous bat, it kills with effective bites before devouring its prey!

With Halloween approaching quickly, consider solving our most recent anagram for your opportunity to win this spectacular silver coin featuring a Ghost Bat beautifully outlined in pure Australian opal.

Clue: Traditional title for spookiest night of the year!

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How to enter: Electronic mail your response to anagram@perthmint.com.au marking your reply ‘October 2016 Anagram Competition’ in the topic line. Please consist of your title, address and telephone quantity. Entries near on 31 October 2016. Eligible entrants will be incorporated in the free draw and the winner will be notified by phone or electronic mail. Terms and problems.

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2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coins in 4 Sizes

Earlier this month, the Perth Mint released a set of 2016 Australian Kangaroo Silver Proof Coins in 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz sizes. The four-coin proof set, which is still available for AUS…

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2016 10 cent mint roll – Anniv. of the Royal Australian Mint

A mint roll containing 40 x ten cent uncirculated coins.

$ 24.95

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2016 $2 Mint Roll – 50th Anniversary Royal Australian Mint