Alternative Name(s): Button, Pin

Small, metal badge dating from August 1919, the year after World War I ended.

During World War I the Australian public loaned the government £193,689,974 for the war effort. After the war, the government issued 'Peace Loans' in order to recoup some of the money spent during the war and to facilitate the return of the Australian servicemen. The announcement of the first of three such loans was made in August 1919 by Acting Treasurer Alexander Poynton.

Physical Description

Round metal badge in black, gold and white. Gold border, black centre with Australian coat of arms in gold. White lettering round edge "PEACE LOAN SUBSCRIBER". In banner under arms "AUSTRALIA". Pin in back fits into slot.

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