Mutiny and Rebellion The Rum Rebellion 2019 $5 Silver Proof Coin


The ‘Rum Rebellion’ of 1808 was a clash between elite military and government, as well as between two powerful personalities: John Macarthur and William Bligh. Bligh’s defeat as Governor of New South Wales was in fact the catalyst for the introduction of the rule of law in Australia. This 2019 $5 silver proof coin commemorates Australia’s only successful military coup.