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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Dodecagonal- 12 sided
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Western Front - Battle of Amiens

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
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

Australian Soldiers standing by a captured German Tank below the
sky with clouds and birds.

Lettering:
AMIENS
1918
50
EL

Engraver: E. Llewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens)

© 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.


Australia Post also released a PNC containing the coin limited to 7000 Copies
500 of them were released in a special overprinted cover at the Sydney ANDA 2018 Money Expo.


This 2018 coin relates to the action on 8th August 1918 by Australian & Canadian troops who spearheaded the allied counter-offensive from positions east of Villers-Brettonneux and gained over 24 kilometres of German occupied territory. Allied fighters captured 29,144 prisoners, 338 field guns and liberated 116 villages in a single day of fighting. Amiens was a significant allied victory that marked the beginning of the end of fighting on the Western Front.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  6,500 PNC Issue
2018  500 PNC Overprint Sydney ANDA Show
2018  15,000 UNC in Coincard

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