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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 02 - Battle of Cocos Islands

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 02 - Battle of Cocos Islands) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 02 - Battle of Cocos Islands) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.33 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 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

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

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 02 - Battle of Cocos Islands) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The 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.  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  25,077 8.83 UNC in Coincard

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