Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
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4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
A Nurse and Medical Orderly tending to a wounded soldier
next to a Field Hospital tent
Surrounded by a sprig of three poppies on a curved stem
Angular shapes to left, right & top outside inner circle
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with Australian Newspapers released this NCLT coin as part of a 15 coin series called "Anzac Spirit" in October/November 2018. The Anzac Spirit coins are commemorating the "Values that Defined our Nation"
To get a coin you had to obtain a paper token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for just over 2 weeks (hence 15 coins). The first coin was free and came with an album to hold all 15 coins.
Eleven of the 15 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 50 cent coins. They were issued in a collector coin card. This 50 Cent coin is not meant for circulation however it is legal tender.
This particular coin refers to the Devoted Value. More than 80% of Australian WW1 battle casualties were sustained on the Western front. To deal with the influx of wounded men, a system of battlefield evacuation and treatment was developed. This involved women of the Australian Army Nursing Service working in casualty stations and field hospitals behind the Allied front lines. In their white aprons and veils, the nurses seemed to be angels to wounded soldiers - yet they were exposed to the hell of war themselves, at times being subject to long-range German bombardment and air attack. Despite all this they were devoted to their work.
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