2018 Invictus Games UNC $2 Coin + 2018 Eternal Flame UNC $2 Coin In Capsules
Invictus Games UNC $2 Coin - Taken from Mint Roll
The word ‘Invictus’ is Latin for ‘unconquered’ and embodies the fighting spirit of our wounded, injured and ill servicemen and women. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven that by embracing each other and the support of family and friends, they can reclaim their future. They are Invictus.
The Sydney Games will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports and will recognise and thank families and friends for their role and the challenges they share in supporting our wounded warriors. Sydney will host around 1000 family and friends who’ll be in the stands cheering.
2018 Eternal Flame UNC $2 Coin - Taken from Mint Roll
The origins of the eternal flame as a symbol of remembrance are unclear. It is possibly derived from the hearth flame of ancient cities, such as Rome or Delphi. An eternal flame was installed at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris in 1923, with flames also being installed throughout Europe in the following decade.
Australia’s first eternal flame was lit in Brisbane on 11 November 1930 and was described as ‘strikingly typical of the Anzac spirit … a beacon of light and inspiration to rising and future generations’.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II lit an eternal flame at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne in 1954 to commemorate the Australian lives lost during the Second World War. Others were lit in Perth and Townsville. The Eternal Flame at the Australian War Memorial has been burning since 1988 in perpetual remembrance of the 102 000 Australians who have died in war and other operations since 1885.
Both Coins Uncirculated and come in Capsules