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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 03 - German New Guinea

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 03 - German New Guinea) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 03 - German New Guinea) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - German New Guinea

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
Australia 2014
IRB

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

Australian Battleship superimposed on map of Northern Australia and New Guinea

Lettering:
German New Guinea 1914
50

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

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 03 - German New Guinea) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who contended with the German colony of New Guinea. This conflict marks the earliest example of unity among Australian volunteers – and the first Australian lives to be claimed by the War. 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  24,442 11.16 UNC in Coincard

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