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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1855
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

70th Anniversary of Kokoda Trail

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012

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

A depiction of the Isurava Memorial, the Owen Stanley Range in the background and the stars of the Southern Cross

Lettering:
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOKODA CAMPAIGN
FIFTY CENTS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

The 70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign is marked by this special issue NCLT 50c released by the Royal Australian Mint. The Kokoda trail is a 96km single file trail overland through Papua New Guinea. It was the scene of many violent conflicts throughout 1942 between Australian armed forces and the Japanese army.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  25,002 UNC

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