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20 Cents - Elizabeth II Afghanistan

20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Afghanistan) -  obverse 20 Cents - Elizabeth II (Afghanistan) -  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 - Afghanistan

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 Military "Bushmaster" vehicles on patrol in Afghanistan

Lettering:
20
AFGHANISTAN

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 Australian Forces operation in Afghanistan. Following multiple terrorist attacks on New York & Washington in September 11, 2001, US President George W. Bush declared  "War on Terror".  In October 2001 coalition forces under US leadership invaded Afghanistan and ejected the ruling Taliban regime. Australian SAS squadrons formed part of this military effort under the auspices of Operation Slipper, conducting surveillance in the mountainous regions south of Kabul. Australian troops are currently deployed to assist in bringing security to the country by supporting the new democratically elected Afghan government. The mission currently involves mentoring Afghan army and police units to enable them to carry out counter-insurgency operations.

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