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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Crete

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Crete) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Crete) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal- 12 sided
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2190
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - Crete

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
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

Depiction of Australian Soldiers operating a field gun, Paratroopers landing, Aircraft flying overhead and Ancient Columns of Crete in the left background

Lettering:
CRETE
50
1941

Engraver: E. Llewellyn

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who served in Crete during the Second World War in 1941, as Australian and Allied troops began withdrawing from Greece, many were relocated to the island of Crete to sustain the Royal Navy’s garrison. While German forces were initially engaged in other battles, they sought to capture the island’s three main airfields, launching an assault on Crete on 20 May.
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
2015  18,002 9.60

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Crete)