The Afghan Cameleers - Pioneers of Inland Transport 1oz Silver Proof

In recognition of the significant contribution made by Afghan cameleers to Australia’s history in the 19th century, the Royal Australian Mint has produced a silver proof collectible 50 cent coin. The coin honours the cameleers and their vital role in Australia’s inland development.

During the 19th century, camels and their handlers came to Australia from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Turkey and beyond, to work in Australia’s challenging inland environments. Camels were more suitable for transport and exploration in the desert than horses or bullocks, and their handlers had the experience and knowledge needed to make the most of the opportunities the camels offered.


SKU 2020-50c-Afghan-Cam-Proof
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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