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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Gallipoli Campaign

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gallipoli Campaign) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gallipoli Campaign) -  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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia at War: Gallipoli Campaign

Obverse

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

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

Map of ANZAC cove
Ships, landing craft, and an Australian soldier wearing slouch hat quietly reflecting his thoughts on the shore of Gallipoli

Lettering:
50
Gallipoli Campaign 1915
Anzac Cove 26*30'E 40*19'N

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 - Gallipoli Campaign) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this Copper-nickel 50 cent NCLT coin as a tribute to the ANZAC's who served at Galipolli in WW1 in a Coincard.


Australia Post also issued it in a PNC Cover.


On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops came ashore on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula as part of a wider British effort to seize control of the Dardanelles straits. After the landing, the fighting ground to a stalemate, with Turkish forces holding the ridges of the precipitous terrain for the entire eight-month campaign.
This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series being issued individually - See links below.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  12,000 PNC Issue
2014  50,000 UNC in Coincard

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Gallipoli Campaign)