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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens) -  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

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

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

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

Lettering:
AMIENS
1918
50
EL

Designer: E. Lewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Battle of Amiens) -  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 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  13,727 91% UNC in Coincard
2018  7,000 4% UNC in PNC
2018  500 4% UNC in PNC ANDA Sydney Money Expo

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