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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 08 - Greece

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 08 - Greece) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 08 - Greece) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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 - Greece

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
IRB

Designer: 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

Designer: E. Lewellen

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 08 - Greece) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT 50 cent 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.  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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  3,950 9.53 UNC in Coincard

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