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50 Cents - Elizabeth II El Alamein

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (El Alamein) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (El Alamein) -  reverse

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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 - El Alamein

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

Lettering:
50
EL ALAMEIN 1942

Engraver: L. Ashe

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  50,000 9.75 UNC

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (El Alamein)