Menu

50 Cents - Elizabeth II Australian Flying Corps

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Flying Corps) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Flying Corps) -  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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2160
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australia at War: Australian Flying Corps

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

Five Airmen of the Australian Flying Corps infront of a propeller driven aeroplane

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS
50
1911 1921

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who served in the Australian Flying corps. The AFC answered the call for resources, supplying four officers and 41 men in support of the Anglo-Indian forces who were battling a Turkish threat around the Persian Gulf. The brave men of the AFC were from many backgrounds and left a diverse legacy. Two officers, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, purchased an Avro aircraft laying the foundations for the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service, better known today as Qantas. This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series being issued individually.

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  23,000 UNC

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange this coin.

Numista Rarity index: 78 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Australia

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales
50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Australian Flying Corps)