2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War - War in the Pacific
The popular Australia at War series continues with this uncirculated coin, paying tribute to the Australian Second World War soldiers that battled on the Pacific Ocean shores. This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and those whose families have served in conflict.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
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. Darwin and Northern Australia were repeatedly bombed while Sydney and Newcastle were also attacked.
Along the Kokoda Trail and at Milne Bay, Australian forces blunted the Japanese offensive in Papua. From 1943 to 1945 Australians fought in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and were fighting in Borneo when the Japanese ultimately surrendered in 1945.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program and the Australia at War Series
• Produced in collaboration with the Australian War Memorial
• Uncirculated coin in a presentation card
• Reverse combines elements of all Pacific Ocean battles into a design and highlights the many aspects of the Second World War.
• Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
|Brand||Royal Australian Mint|
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