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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Korean War

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Korean War) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Korean War) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 20 Cents
0.20 AUD = 0.14 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

ANZAC to Afghanistan Series - Korean War

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
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

Australian indigenous Captain Reg Saunders wearing a slouch hat shaking hands with a South Korean soldier wearing a military helmet

Lettering:
20
KOREAN
WAR

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint in conjunction with some Australian Newspapers released this coin as part of a 14 coin series called "ANZACs to Afghanistan". To get a coin you had to obtain a token from the newspaper and redeem it at a cost of $3.00. Different tokens were published each day for 2 weeks (hence 14 coins). The coins are commemorating 14 significant military moments that have shaped Australia over the past 100 years from World War 1 to the modern day. Ten of the 14 coins released in the series are 20 cent coins and four of them are 25 cent coins. They were issued in a collector card.

This NCLT 20 Cent coin pays tribute to the 17,000 Australians who served in the Korean War. Following North Korea's invasion of South Korea, the  Australian Government was quick to commit two ships of the Royal Australian Navy to the war. In the air, 77 Squadron flew combat operations from the second week of the conflict until wars end in 1953. On the ground the Australian Regular Army supported the international forces and fought key battles at Kapyong and Maryang San in 1951.

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2016  240,300 3.53 Coin Card

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