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50 Cents - Elizabeth II War in the Pacific

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (War in the Pacific) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (War in the Pacific) -  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 - War in the Pacific

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 looking out over a colourised Pacific Ocean. Standing beside Palm Trees. Flying overhead are Japanese Zero Fighter Bombers. In the background is a Merchant Ship that has been hit and is on fire

Lettering:
WAR IN THE PACIFIC
50

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin as a tribute to those who served in the War in the Pacific. The war came to Australia in 1942 when Japanese forces in the Pacific overran British and Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Singapore and invaded New Guinea. Darwin and Northern Australia was repeatedly bombed while Sydney and Newcastle were also attacked. Along the Kokoda Trail and at Milne Bay, Australian forces blunted the Japanese offensive in Papua. From 1943 to 1945 Australians fought in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and were fighting in Borneo when the Japanese ultimately surrendered in 1945.
This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series being issued individually. This coin is partly colourised.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  17,000 9.10 UNC

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (War in the Pacific)