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2003 $1 50th Anniversary of the End of the Korean War B Mintmark Uncirculated Coin in Card

2003 $1 50th Anniversary of the End of the Korean War B Mintmark Uncirculated Coin in Card

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2003 $1 50th Anniversary of the End of the Korean War B Mintmark Uncirculated Coin in CardAustralian forces went tot he Korean peninsula after communist North Korea invaded its southern neighbour in June 1950, and served there until 1957, even though an armistice ended the fighting on 27 July 1953. This was the first occasion that members of the United Nations acted together against an aggressive nation.Following the American landing at Inchon in September 19950, UN forces cleared South Korea, then advanced north towards the Chinese border. After China entered the war on the side of North Korea. UN Troops were forced to retreat south of the 38th parallel in appalling winter conditions.The Australians were unprepared for such severe cold, as those who endured this terrible conflict well remember.The war then became bogged down along defensive lines which eventually became the cease fire boundary when the armistice was signed.The coin design background of vertical lines replicated the stainless steel poles which are a major feature of the design of the Australian National Korean War Memorial in Canberra. The 'Dove of Peace' is shown between the floral emblems of South Korea and Australia.In memory of those who died in the Korean War 1950 - 1953 and in honour of those who served.Each coin is presented in a full-colour, informative pack.Denomination :        $1Finish :                    UncirculatedMetal :                     Aluminium BronzeWeight :                   9.00 gmsDiameter :               25 mmDesigner :                Vladmir GottwaldPlease note : Some toning will occur on the coins
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