2014-2015-2016 50c CuNi Unc Coins - Australia at War - Set of 18
2014-2015-2016 50c CuNi Unc Coins - Australia at War - Set of 18
THIS SET INCLUDES:
2014 - Boer War, German New Guinea, Battle of Cocos Island, Western Front, Flying Corps and Gallipoli Campaign
2015 - El Alamein, Greece and Crete, Tobruk, Empire Air Training Scheme and War in the Pacific.
2016 - Malayan Emergency, Indonesian Confrontation, Korean War, Afganistan, Vietnam War and Gulf War
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.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War -Tobruk
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. Not only would this delay the Axis’ advance, but would also force their troops to carry the many supplies overland across 1500 kilometres of desert.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War - 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. A plan was subsequently put forward to form a pool of trained aircrew from all corners of the Commonwealth. Over 37,000 Australian airmen trained in air schools all across the British Empire. Many went on to serve alongside British, Canadian, New Zealand, Rhodesian, and South African aircrews in the RAF’s air war over Europe.
2015 50c Uncirculated Coin - Australia at War - 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. Darwin and Northern Australia were repeatedly bombed while Sydney and Newcastle were also attacked.
2016 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin -Australia At War- Malayan Emergency
Remembering the soldiers who served during the Malayan Emergency, this intricately designed coin is part of the official Australia at War program and Anzac Centenary commemorations. This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and those whose families have served in conflict.
2016 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin -Australia At War- Indonesian Confrontation
In recognition of the involvement of our soldiers in the Indonesian Confrontation, this coin has been produced as part of the Australia at War program and Anzac Centenary commemorations. This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and those whose families have served in conflict.
2016 50c CuNi Unciruclated Coin -Australia At War- Korean War
Paying tribute to the soldiers that fought in the Korean War, this colour printed coin is part of the official Australia at War program and Anzac Centenary commemorations. Featuring a colour print representing medal ribbons received following the conflict, this coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and those whose families have served in conflict.
2016 50c Uncirculated Coin -Australia at War- Afganistan
Following Australia’s military history through the years, the Australia at War series is now complete with the final coin of the truly epic series. The longest and most modern of conflicts in Australian military history, Afghanistan represents the transformation of war in the past century. Our forces sent to this war were involved not only in the ‘war on terror’, but also the important task of rebuilding for the future that comes after war.
2016 50c Uncirculated Colour Printed Coin -Australia at War- Vietnam War
An essential chapter in the history of Australia at war, Vietnam was a protracted conflict on the battlefield, and an unpopular war at home as Australians came to terms with the realities of modern conflict, far removed from the trenches of the world wars previously experienced. As part of the final three coins wrapping up the Australia at War series, this coin will be sought after by coin collectors, war historians and service personnel past and present.
2016 50c Uncirculated Colour Printed Coin -Australia at War- Gulf War
The Australia at War series has tracked Australia’s military history from over the past 100 years, which is not complete without honoring the legacy of our involvement in the two wars fought in Iraq. Australians have been deployed in the Gulf Wars for over two decades since 1991. As part of the final three coins wrapping up the Australia at War series, this colour printed coin will be sought after by coin collectors, war historians and service personnel past and present.
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
• Obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
• Australian legal tender
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