Two Up is a peculiarly Australian gambling game which is not illegal on ANZAC Day. The ‘spinner’ tosses two pre-decimal pennies off a wooden ‘kip’ and bets are placed as to how they will land. The ‘Ringie’ runs the show and calls the results.
|Pennies on a kip
These WW1 figures are from Eureka Miniatures, sculpted by Alan Marsh. The spinner holds the kip as the Ringie oversees, and a digger regrets his luck. The vignette is accompanied by an officer- this is the Colonel, turning a blind eye.
Lest we forget.
- Australian War Museum
- Roland Scheicher, CC BY-SA 4.0