20 Cents - Elizabeth II 1939 - 1945 Star
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
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Legends of the Anzacs - Medals of Honour
4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right
Engraver: In Rank-Broadley
Depiction of the 1939 - 1945 Star Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown
THE 1939 - 1945 STAR
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 particular 20 cent coin refers to the 1939 - 1945 Star medal which was awarded to all members of the British & Commonwealth forces who completed 180 days of operational flying during the Second World War. Two clasps could be worn on the medal ribbon: the Battle of Britain Clasp and the Bomber Command Clasp. Merchant Navy sailors also qualified if they served in certain theatres of war. More than 520,000 Australians received the medal.
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