2000 For Valour Victoria Cross $1 PNC
The VC was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 and is the highest award that any member of Commonwealth military forces can be awarded for gallantry in the presence of the enemy. Originally only granted to British military personnel, members of colonial military forces became eligible from 1867.
Captain Neville Howse is considered Australia’s first VC recipient (and the only Australian medic) for his brave actions in saving a comrade in the face of enemy fire during the Boer War. He continued his military duties into World War I and later served in the Federal Parliament and Cabinet.
Designed in the form of a Maltese Cross and cast in bronze derived from Russian cannon captured during the Crimean War, the medal includes the motto ‘For Valour’ personally chosen by The Queen. The VC was established as the pre-eminent Australian decoration on 15th January 1991..
This is one of the very sought after PNC’s
- Denomination: $1
- Year: 2000
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Metal: Aluminium Bronze
- Diameter: 25mm
- Mass: 9g
- Grade: Uncirculated
- Mintage: 48,830