The special Signing On Penny In Blister Pack from the military specialists. Add it to your collection or share it with someone. On 4 August 1914 England declared war on Germany. The official cable did not reach Australia until the next day and slowly, over the following days and weeks, news filtered across the country. This penny from the 'Australia in the Great War 1914-1918 Collection' captures crowds gathering to read and share the news. Presented in blister pack with information about Australia's commitment.