Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.25 AUD = 0.19 USD
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Legends of the Anzacs - Medal for Gallantry
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Depiction of the Medal for Gallantry partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown
MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY
© Mike Bentley
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 at a cost of $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 Medal for Gallantry which is awarded to members of the Australian Defence Force for gallant acts under hazardous conditions in operational conflicts including Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda & Vietnam. Introduced in 1991 it is one of the top three gallantry decorations in the Australian Honours system.
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