50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Pozieres

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pozieres) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pozieres) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 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

WW1 The Western Front - Battle of Pozieres


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


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.


Depiction of three Australian soldiers manning a machine gun post on the Western Front at Pozieres in the Somme


Designer: E. Lewellyn


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Pozieres) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


The Royal Australian Mint is producing a series of NCLT 50 cent coins to commemorate the battles of the Western Front that Australian soldiers took a major part in during WW1. They were released on a coin card.

This coin relates to the capture of the small village of Pozieres which was Australia's main contribution to the battle of the Somme in mid 1916. After falling to the Australians on 23rd July, Pozieres was reduced to rubble by concentrated German bombardment as fighting continued through August. In just six weeks the Australians had suffered a staggering 26,000 casualties. Charles Bean, an official war historian, has described Pozieres as being "More densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other spot on earth".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  14,472 UNC in Coincard

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