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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Korean War

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Korean War) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Korean War) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2016
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)

Commemorative issue

Australians at War - 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

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT 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 being issued individually.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  50,000 UNC - Coincard

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