Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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Australia at War - Gulf Wars
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Four Australian Soldiers shoulder to shoulder walking down a straight road with weapons ready. Set above a coloured military ribbon.
GULF WARS 1990 - 1991 • 2003 - 2009
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin in a coincard as a tribute to the armed forces who served in the Gulf Wars of 1990 - 1991 & 2003 - 2009. 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.
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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