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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australians at War 16 - Vietnam War

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 16 - Vietnam War) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 16 - Vietnam 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)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia at 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

A group of six Australian Soldiers with military equipment about to board a Chinook Helicopter which is in the background. Set above a coloured military ribbon.

Lettering:
VIETNAM WAR • 1962 - 1975
50

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australians at War 16 - Vietnam War) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued this NCLT coin in a coincard as a tribute to the armed forces who served in the Vietnam War between 1962 to 1975. Australia joined American forces in South Vietnam following a request from the South Vietnamese government to assist with a growing communist insurgency. The AATTV would gradually swell in numbers periodically until the larger deployment of Australian forces began later in the war. The Australian war was mainly one of extensive jungle patrolling, but major actions were fought at Long Tan, Fire Support Bases at Coral and Balmoral, Binh Ba and Long Khanh.

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.
  

This coin was also issued by Australia Post in a PNC (8,000 Copies)


The same PNC was issued with an ANDA Sydney Money Expo Overprint on October 15-16 2016 (600 Copies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  600 4% UNC in ANDA Sydney Money Expo PNC
2016  14,602 100% UNC in Coincard
2016  8,000 4% UNC in PNC

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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