The Afghan cameleers who travelled to Australia from 1859 made a significant contribution to the exploration of Australia's inland and to the development of Australia as a multicultural nation. To commemorate their work the Royal Australian Mint has released a special 50 cent uncirculated coin.
In 1859 the Victorian Expedition Committee comissioned the import of 24 camels and three cameleers from India to join the pioneering expedition of Burke and Wills. This was the start of a significant contribution made to Australia's inland development by many cameleers who came to Australia from India Pakistan Afghanistan Turkey and elsewhere.
The Royal Australian Mint has also issued a 99.9% pure silver proof 50 cent honouring the Afghan Cameleers with a small mintage of just 2500 coins struck.
- 99.9% Pure Silver
- Encapsulated & Cased
- Mintage 2500
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