A commemorative $2 coin has been launched in honor of the firefighters who battled Australia’s horror bushfires last summer.
The coin features a blaze of orange in the center, with firefighters pictured either side, ready for action. The Royal Australian Mint created the coin to recognize the determination and commitment of Australian firefighters, particularly those who confronted the 2019/2020 summer bushfires. The Mint declared $125,000 of sale proceeds will go to fire and emergency service organizations across the country, including the CFA.
“This coin will reach communities across the country and will highlight the risk our members take each and every day to keep Victorian communities safe,” CFA Acting CEO Catherine Greaves said. The proceeds will go towards purchasing and maintaining brigade firefighting equipment. The new $2 coin has been made available to banks for circulation across Australia.