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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Battle of Cocos Islands

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Battle of Cocos Islands) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Battle of Cocos Islands) -  reverse

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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 - Battle of Cocos Islands

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
Australia 2014

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

Depictions of Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney above the waves and German light cruiser Emden sunk below the waves.
Latitude and longitude markings

Lettering:
HMAS Sydney
50
Battle of Cocos Islands 1914
SMS Emden

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who served on the HMAS Sydney which was involved in Australia's first naval victory. It commemorates the grounding of the German light cruiser "Emden" near the Cocos Islands on 9th November 1914
This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series being issued individually.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  25,077 9.02 UNC - Coincard

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Battle of Cocos Islands)