20 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 1939 - 1945 Star
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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 1939 - 1945 Star Medal partly surrounded by wattle leaves emerging from Royal Crown
THE 1939 - 1945 STAR
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
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 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.
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Active Service Medal 1945 - 1975)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Defence Medal)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Operational Service Medal)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinguished Service Cross)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinguished Service Medal)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Military Cross)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Nursing Service Cross)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Star of Gallantry)
- 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Victory Medal)
- 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinguished Flying Cross)
- 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - George Cross)
- 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Medal for Gallantry)
- 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Victoria Cross)
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|2017||238,744||3.69||UNC in Coincard|
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