2016 $5 Uncirculated coin 50th Anniversary of The Battle of Long Tan
As we mark 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan, we remember the soldiers that left the Nui Dat taskforce base on 18 August 1966, unaware of the historic fate that lay before them. Struck as a 38.74 mm crown coin and featuring the cross raised in the Long Tan rubber plantation, this coin will appeal to all Australians touched by conflict.
On the third anniversary of the battle a cross was raised in the Long Tan rubber plantation. That day,18 August, became known as Long Tan Day, to later be known as, Vietnam Veterans Day, and has been observed in Australia ever since.
A total of 17 Australians who were killed in action and 25 were wounded, one of whom later died of his wounds.