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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 15 - Indonesian Confrontation

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 15 -  Indonesian Confrontation) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 15 -  Indonesian Confrontation) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
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 ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - Indonesian Confrontation

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
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 Australian Soldiers holding rifles patrolling in the jungle of Borneo, standing beside Bamboo shoots. In the background is a small native hut

Lettering:
50
INDONESIAN CONFRONTATION

Designer: Stevan Stojanovic

Stevan Stojanovic is sculptor and coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 15 -  Indonesian Confrontation) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin in a coincard as a tribute to the armed forces who served in the undeclared war between Malaysia & Indonesia between 1963 to 1966. The Confrontation or "Konfrontasi" was a conflict between Indonesia and Malaysia that took place mainly on the island of Borneo. British and Commonwealth forces including Australians supported Malaysia. At stake was the future of the former British possessions, Sabah and Sarawak, which bordered Indonesia’s provinces on Borneo.

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.
 

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  14,602 UNC in Coincard

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