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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 13 - Korean War

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 13 - Korean War) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 13 - Korean War) -  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 (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - Korean War

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 five Australian Soldiers marching together.
A representation of the DMZ and the 38th Parallel in the background. Coloured ribbons at the bottom

Lettering:
50
NORTH
DEMARCATION LINE
38TH PARALLEL
SOUTH
KOREAN WAR

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 13 - Korean War) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this Pad Printed NCLT 50 cent coin as a tribute to those who served in the Korean War of 1950 to 1953. The coin features a colour print representing medal ribbons received following the conflict. Throughout the Cold War, Australia fought a series of conflicts to contain the spread of communism in the Pacific region. In June 1950, North Korea invaded the South, capturing Seoul and advancing on Pusan. Eventually, after many lives were lost on both sides, an armistice was signed and the DMZ (De-Militarised Zone) was formed as a barrier between North and South Korea.

This coin is part of the "Australians at War" 18 coin series that were issued individually.  Six coins were issued in 2014, Six in 2015 and the final Six in 2016.

All of the coins were issued in individual credit card sized coincards.
  

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

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