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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Villers-Bretonneux

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Villers-Bretonneux) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Villers-Bretonneux) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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 - Villers-Bretonneux offensive

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Designer: 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 four Australian Soldiers with machine gun in the trenches at Hill 104 on the Western Front in Villers-Bretonneux

Lettering:
VILLERS - BRETONNEUX
HILL 104 1918
50
EL

Designer: E. Lewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Villers-Bretonneux) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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 coincard.
 

Australia Post also released this coin in a limited edition PNC (1,000 Copies)
 

This 2018 coin relates to the action on 24th April 1918 by Australian troops of the 13th & 15th Brigades who were rushed south from Belgium towards Amiens in France to make a highly successful night-time assault on the German positions to recapture the town of Villers-Bretonneux. From Villers-Bretonneux, the allies launched their own counter offensive which ultimately brought an end to the fighting on the Western Front.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  13,652 96% UNC in Coincard
2018  1,000 4% UNC in Limited Edition PNC

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