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25 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Victoria Cross

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Victoria Cross) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Victoria Cross) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 25 Cents
0.25 AUD = 0.18 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 11 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Legends of the Anzacs - Victoria Cross

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of the Victoria Cross Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown

Lettering:
25
FOR VALOUR
VICTORIA CROSS

Edge

Reeded

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Victoria Cross) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 14 coin set in April 2017. The first coin came with a large folding album and the coins were issued in coincards. The series is called "Legends of the Anzacs - Medals of Honour".

 
To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it for $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating various service medals awarded to Australian Military personnel from the Boer War to the Afghanistan War.  
Ten of the 14 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 25 cent coins.
 
This 25 Cent coin is part of the second series of "Quarters" issued by the RAM. Although not meant for circulation it is legal tender. This particular coin refers to the Victoria Cross medal which is the highest award for acts of gallantry in the face of the enemy during wartime. 100 Australians have been awarded the Victoria Cross medal up to the present time.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  456,000 4.48 UNC in Coincard

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