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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Edward "Weary" Dunlop

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Edward "Weary" Dunlop) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Edward "Weary" Dunlop) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1995
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.5 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 294,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 275
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of the end of World War II

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Bust of Dunlop at centre, value below, framed by barbed wire

Lettering:
THEY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR II 1939-1945
"WEARY" DUNLOP
50

Engraver: Louis Laumen, Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

1995 marked the 50th Anniversary of the end of WWII. It was at this time that Australian Prisoners of War (POW's) being held by the Japanese were released. This coin released into circulation commemorates the life of Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop and his extraordinary spirit and the measures he took to unselfishly help his fellow soldiers and patients.

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1995  15,860,000 1.39 1.29 4.29
1995  48,537 Proof

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