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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bullecourt

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bullecourt) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bullecourt) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal- 12 sided
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

WW1 The Western Front - Battle of Bullecourt

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

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 Australian Soldiers in the trenches at the Battle of Bullecourt

Lettering:
BULLECOURT
50
1917
EL

Engraver: E. Llewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bullecourt)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint is producing a series of NCLT 50 cent coins to commemorate the Battles of the Western Front that Australian soldiers took a major part in during WW1. They are released on a coin card.

This 2017 coin relates to the action on 11th April 1917 by Australian troops of the 4th Division who carried out an unsuccessful attack on Germany's formidable Hindenberg Line near the village of Bullecourt in France. They suffered more than 3000 casualties, including 1170 lost as prisoners of war. Further attacks were made using reinforcements from the 2nd, 1st & 5th Divisions of the Australian Army during the next few weeks and eventually, after a total of 7482 casualties, Bullecourt was captured.

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