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2020 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin - The Afghan Cameleers - Pioneers of Inland Transport

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UPC:
9314688102811
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SKU:
10281
UPC:
9314688102811
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout

Specifications

Issued By, Country of Issue, Era, Denomination, Composition, Weight, Finish, Mintage,

Specifications

Issued By:
Royal Australian Mint
Country of Issue:
Australia
Era:
2020
Denomination:
50c
Composition:
CuNi
Weight:
15.55g
Finish:
Uncirculated
Mintage:
30 000

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  • Marion - May 28, 2020

    5
    Picture perfect

    Exceptional service with great quality coin. Packed safely so no damage

  • Diane Hardie - Apr 27, 2020

    5
    50 cent 2020 Afghan Cameleers coin

    Excellent product and service delivery.

3 Reviews

  • Marion - May 28, 2020

    5
    Picture perfect

    Exceptional service with great quality coin. Packed safely so no damage

  • Diane Hardie - Apr 27, 2020

    5
    50 cent 2020 Afghan Cameleers coin

    Excellent product and service delivery.

  • wayne o.brien - Apr 15, 2020

    5
    2020 50 cent coin -the afghan cameleers

    beautifully made coin ,only 30,000 made makes it worth collecting

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2020 50c CuNi Uncirculated coin - The Afghan Cameleers - Pioneers of Inland Transport

The Afghan cameleers who travelled to Australia from 1859 made a significant contribution to the exploration of Australia’s inland, and to the development of Australia as a multicultural nation. To commemorate their work, the Royal Australian Mint has released a special 50 cent uncirculated coin. 

In 1859, the Victorian Expedition Committee commissioned the import of 24 camels and three cameleers from India, to join the pioneering expedition of Burke and Wills. This was the start of a significant contribution made to Australia’s inland development by many cameleers who came to Australia from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey and elsewhere. Camels were very well suited to transport and exploration in Australia’s inland, being the optimal species to manage difficult terrain and survive scarce water supplies, rather than horses or bullocks. The Muslim cameleers provided a crucial support system to outback families, and at one time in the 19th century, half of Australia’s population relied on the cameleers and their charges for survival.
The Royal Australian Mint has produced this collectible coin to recognise the contributions of the cameleers. Serious coin collectors and Australian history enthusiasts will value this commemorative coin.

• Coin’s reverse honours the contribution of Afghan cameleers to  Australian history
• Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II  designed by Jody Clark
• Australian legal tender
• Presented on a display card

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