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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Gulf Wars

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.5 AUD = 0.34 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

Australia at War - Gulf Wars

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth II to right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2016

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

Lettering:
GULF WARS 1990 - 1991 • 2003 - 2009
50

Edge

Smooth

Comments


Australia was one of a number of nations to act against Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. While tensions built throughout the latter part of 1990, the war would take shape as a short-lived offensive in the early part of 1991 with coalition forces overwhelming Iraq’s defences swiftly. This presence remained mostly peaceful until 2003, when escalating tensions over weapons of mass destruction culminated in a second coalition invasion of Iraq, which Australia was involved.

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

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Gulf Wars)