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25 Cents - Elizabeth II George Cross

25 Cents - Elizabeth II (George Cross) -  obverse25 Cents - Elizabeth II (George Cross) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 25 Cents
0.25 AUD = 0.17 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 12 g
Diameter 29 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Legends of the Anzacs - George Cross

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

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 George Cross Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown

Lettering:
25
FOR GALLANTRY
GEORGE CROSS

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 14 coin series called "Legends of the Anzacs" in April 2017.
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. They were issued in a collector  coin card.
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 George Cross medal which was instituted by King George VI during the Second World War as the second highest award for gallantry after the Victoria Cross. It recognises courageous acts by civilians and by service personnel not in the face of the enemy or where usual military honours would not apply.

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2017  257,643 5.53 coin card

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25 Cents - Elizabeth II (George Cross)