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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
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 ↑↑
References KM# 1855
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

70th Anniversary of Kokoda Trail

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
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

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

Lettering:
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOKODA CAMPAIGN
FIFTY CENTS

Designer: 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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 70th Anniversary of the Kokoda Trail) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The 70th anniversary of the Kokoda campaign is marked by this special issue NCLT 50c released by the Royal Australian Mint. The coin was issued in a crdit card sized coincard.
 

 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  26,899 UNC in Coincard

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