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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Greece

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Greece) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Greece) -  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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - Greece

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 an Australian Soldier in a trench firing a machine Gun. Standing behind him is an ancient Greek Soldier holding a Sword and Shield

Lettering:
50
1941
GREECE

Engraver: E. Lewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who served in Greece in WW2. In 1941, Germany had great fears of Greece becoming a British ally, which would jeopardise Germany’s access to the Romanian oilfields. Greece was subsequently invaded by Germany in order to protect its interests. Although the risks of defending Greece were apparent, British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers were sent there in March to help defend a country that would soon be vulnerable.
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  50,000 8.32 UNC

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