Historical information

In 2015 The Royal Australian Mint a series of 50 cent coins to commemorate the 100 years of ANZAC. This is one honouring the role of the nurses who served. It features the stained glass window from the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial that as the image of nurse. It has the Legacy logo on the reverse of the card. The coin has the image of nurse attending to a wounded man with poppies and the word 'Devoted' around the outside.
Text says 'Amid the squalor of trench warfare, Australian Army nurses were synonymous with duty and care - even risking their lives for their patients. The Devotion window shows a nurse, with the Red Cross as the symbol of charity.'
Donated to Legacy by the family of Priscila Wardle after part of her diary was found in the archive and reunited with the family in 2021.


A record that the Royal Mint and Legacy honoured the work of First World War nurses.

Physical description

An uncirculated Australian 50 cent coin in a protective pack.