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
Engraver: In Rank-Broadley
Depiction of the Distinguished Service Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL
© 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 Distinguished Service medal which is awarded to members of the Australian Defence Force who demonstrate distinguished leadership in warlike operations. Introduced in 1991, it is the second highest distinguished service decoration in the Australian honours system and has been awarded 158 times.
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