50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 01 - Boer War

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 01 - Boer War) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 01 - Boer War) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = USD 0.34
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled, coloured
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 60480
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 2172
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Australia at War Series - Boer War

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
Australia 2014
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

Australian soldier on horse surrounded by olive branches.
Ribbons underneath in the colours of medal given out during this time

Script: Latin

Lettering:
Boer war
1899- 1902

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 01 - Boer War) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this Pad Printed NCLT 50 cent coin as a tribute to those who served in the Boer War, defending the lives and honour of British subjects in South Africa. This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series being issued individually.  Six coins were issued in 2014, Six in 2015 and the final Six in 2016.

All of the coins were issued in individual credit card sized coincards.
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  30 631 $ 12 BU in Coincard

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