50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Coral & Balmoral
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
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Battle of the Fire Support Bases
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Australian Troops loading a Field Artillery gun with live shells
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
The Royal Australian Mint released this NCLT 50 cent coin to commemorate the Battles of Coral & Balmoral during the Vietnam War. It was released on a coin card.
Australia Post also released the coin in a PNC (7,000 Copies)
Throughout May & June of 1969 Australian Troops fought their largest and most sustained engagement of the Vietnam War. In a succession of actions that occurred over four weeks, in what was then part of Bien Hoa Province, units of the 1st Australian Task Force confronted regimental-sized forces of the North Vietnamese Regular Army that made repeated assaults against Fire Support Bases Coral & Balmoral. All attacks were repelled at great cost to the enemy, although 25 Australians died in the fighting and over 100 were wounded.
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|2018||23,002||6.69||97%||UNC in Coincard|
|2018||7,000||3%||UNC in PNC|
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