2014-2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coins - Australia at War - Set of 12
2014 - Boer War, German New Guinea, Battle of Cocos Island, Western Front, Flying Corps and Gallipoli Campaign
and 2015 - El Alamein, Greece and Crete, Tobruk, Empire Air Training Scheme and War in the Pacific.
As a testimony to colonial Australians’ loyalty to the British motherland, the Royal Australian Mint presents this tribute to those who served in the Boer War, defending the lives and honour of British subjects in South Africa.
German New Guinea
As a poignant reminder of the struggles faced during the First World War, the Australia at War series commemorates those who contended with the German colony of New Guinea.
Battle of Cocos Island
As Australia commemorates a centenary of Anzac service, the Royal Australian Mint’s Australia at War series remembers the Battle of Cocos Islands.
The Western Front
The Western Front was the major battle zone for British and Dominion Forces during the First World War and the location for many of Australia’s greatest contributions to the war eﬀort.
The story of the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) is a testimony to the drive and resourcefulness of a young nation, showcasing its talent to the world.
The term ’Anzac’ is forever entwined with the Gallipoli Campaign, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought side-by-side.
In the early stages of the Second World War, Australian and Allied forces faced an uphill battle against the German and Italian Axis forces.
In 1941, Germany had great fears of Greece becoming a British ally, which would jeopardise Germany’s access to the Romanian oil fields.
In 1941, during the Second World War, as Australian and Allied troops began withdrawing from Greece, many were relocated to the island of Crete to sustain the Royal Navy’s garrison.
In 1941, Australian and Allied forces sought to defend Egypt and the Suez Canal from the German and Italian Axis forces. To achieve this, it was vital that the Allies hold the fortified port of Tobruk on the Libyan coast.
Empire Air Training Scheme
At the outbreak of the Second World War, Britain did not have the manpower to maintain the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the impending war in Europe.
War in the Pacific
The war came to Australia in 1942 when Japanese forces in the Pacific overran British and Commonwealth forces in Malaya and Singapore and invaded New Guinea.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Offcial Anzac Centenary Coin Program and Australia at War Series
• Packaged in a presentation card featuring specific subject matter imagery
• Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s uncirculated quality standard
|Mintage||50 000 each|
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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