Just days after the US dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan surrendered to the Allied powers. World War II was over, and with it, 6 years of wartime privations. Some 34,000 Australians were lost forever, but many loved ones would be returning home. In Australia, Prime Minister Ben Chifley announced the news in a radio broadcast at 9.30am on Wednesday 15 August 1945. Australian cities and towns immediately erupted in spontaneous carnival and celebration. By evening, the jubilant crowds were the biggest ever to have assembled in Australia.

The Anzac Day 2020 postal numismatic cover is highly collectable, featuring a pictorial envelope with the two stamps from the stamp issue and a coin from the Royal Australian Mint. The stamps are postmarked - First day of issue | 14 April 2020 | Canberra ACT 2601

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SKU 5323
Brand Royal Australian Mint

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