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2016 50c Australia at War Series - Afghanistan Unc Coin in Card

2016 50c Australia at War Series - Afghanistan Unc Coin in Card

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2016 50c Australia at War Series – Afghanistan Uncirculated Coin in Card

Following Australia’s military history throughout 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.

Terrorist attacks on the US in September 2001 prompted the United States of America to declare a ‘war on terror’.

Citing the ANZUS treaty Australia moved quickly to support the multi-national effort and joined ‘the coalition of the willing’. Al Qaeda, the group responsible for the acts of terrorism in 2001, was protected by the Taliban and was using Afghanistan as a training base. Over the following 13 years Australian troops helped overthrow the Taliban, fought an insurgency, and assisted in the rebuilding of a new democratic government.

Culmination of the Australia at War series, as one of the last three to be released in this 18 coin set.

This coin forms part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official ANZAC Centenary Coin Program.

The coin’s reverse characterises the evolution of Australia at war, where combat is one of the several dimensions to service in conflict.

Each coin is packaged in a presentation card featuring specific subject matter imagery. Finished to the Royal Australian Mint’s uncirculated standard.

The coins obverse design features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender.

Denomination : 50c

Finish : Uncirculated

Weight : 15.55 grams

Diameter : 31.51 mm

Mintage : 50,000

Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint packaging

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