50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 07 - El Alamein

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 07 - El Alamein) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 07 - El Alamein) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = USD 0.37
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 ↑↑
Number N# 73343
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Commemorative issue

Australians at War - El Alamein

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 wearing the Digger Slouch Hat fighting through a field of barbed wire

Lettering:
50
EL ALAMEIN 1942

Designer: L. Ashe

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 07 - El Alamein) -  obverse

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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 the early stages of the Second World War.  Australian and Allied forces faced an uphill battle against the German and Italian Axis forces. From their North African base at El Alamein, Axis forces sought to seize control of the Suez Canal and the oilfields of the Middle East. They encountered strong resistance from the Australians.
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  3 765 $ 12 UNC in Coincard

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