Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.20 AUD = 0.16 USD
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Legends of the Anzacs - Medals of Honour
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Depiction of the Nursing Service Cross Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown
NURSING SERVICE CROSS
© 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 particular 20 cent coin refers to the Nursing Service Cross medal which is awarded to members of the Australian Defence Force who demonstrate outstanding devotion and competence in the performance of nursing duties, or perform an act of exceptional dedication. Introduced in 1989 the Nursing Service Cross is four-stepped silver cross inlaid with red transparent enamel. It is accompanied with a ribbon of white for purity, gold to represent the colour of sand and a red vertical stripe.
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