2014-2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coins - Australia at War- Set of 9
Including: 2014 - Boer War, German New Guinea, Battle of Cocos Island, Western Front, Flying Corps and Gallipoli Campaign and 2015 - El Alamein, Greece and Crete
2014 50c CuNi Colour Printed Uncirculated Australia at War - Boer War
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. As a symbol of history, commitment, tradition and pride, this coin is a welcome addition to the Australia at War series.
2014 50c CuNi Uncirculated Australia at War - 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. This conflict marks the earliest example of unity among Australian volunteers – and the first Australian lives to be claimed by the War.
2014 50c CuNi Uncirculated Australia at War - 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. A century later, this battle is still being remembered as Australia’s first naval victory. A bravely-fought conflict that was close to our homes and close to our hearts.
2014 50c Uncirculated Colour Printed Coin Australia at War - 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. This is commemorated on this coin which will be sought after by coin collectors, war historians and service personnel past and present.
2014 50c Uncirculated Coin Australia at War - Flying Corps
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. Officers of the AFC are depicted on this 50c Uncirculated Coin, along with an early combat aircraft in commemoration of the industrious pilots and their invaluable support to Australia’s First World War allies.
2014 50c Uncirculated Coin Australia at War - Gallipoli Campaign
The term ’Anzac’ is forever entwined with the Gallipoli Campaign, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought side-by-side. The shared qualities of courage, mateship and honour displayed on the shores and foothills of Gallipoli, forged the Anzac legend. We commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign with this beautiful and memorable coin.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War - El Alamein
In the early stages of the Second World War, Australian and Allied forces faced an uphill battle against the German and Italian Axis forces. From their North African base, Axis forces sought to seize control of the Suez Canal and the oilfields of the Middle East. In 1942, the Allies’ fortunes began to change due to two significant actions in the Egyptian town of El Alamein. In July, the Allies prevented Axis troops from advancing on to Alexandria despite facing a heavy offensive.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War - Greece
In 1941, Germany had great fears of Greece becoming a British ally, which would jeopardise Germany’s access to the Romanian oilfields.
To protect their interests, Germany subsequently invaded Greece. Although the risks of defending Greece were apparent, British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers banded together to help defend a country that would soon be vulnerable.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia At War - Crete
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. While German forces were initially engaged in other battles, they sought to capture the island’s three main airfields, launching an assault on Crete on 20 May.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Uncirculated finish
• Part of the Australia at War series, to feature 18 coins which will reflect the nation’s pride in these brave servicemen and women
• Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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