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50 Cents- Elizabeth II Shores Under Siege

50 Cents- Elizabeth II (Shores Under Siege) -  obverse 50 Cents- Elizabeth II (Shores Under Siege) -  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 (12 sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1744
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Shores Under Siege, Bombing of Australia

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 map of Australia illustrating the major points of attack on Australian shores

Lettering:
1942
50 CENTS
BOMBING OF AUSTRALIA

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

Reminding Australia of previous war times when Australian shores were under attack from Japanese forces 70 years ago this coin is the Bombing of Australia Impact Zones 50 cent and is included in the 3 coin set "Shores Under Siege" released by the Royal Australian Mint.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  In Sets only

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50 Cents- Elizabeth II (Shores Under Siege)