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

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

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2016 50c Australia at War Series – Indonesian Confrontation Uncirculated Coin in Card.

The popular Australia at War series continues with the highly anticipated last instalment including this 2016 50c coloured uncirculated Coin – Indonesian Confrontation. This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and whose families have served in conflict. 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. Initial Australian policy at the outset of hostilities during the Indonesian Confrontation was to observe closely, but to remain largely involved in a conflict that could become protracted.

However the political climate in the region was such that both Australian and New Zealand, along with Great Britain had already long committed to the far East Strategic Reserve. This initiative intended to defend Commonwealth interests in South East Asia against communist incursion, meaning that troops were already in the region. Despite the earlier aversion to involvement, Australian forces were eventually deployed to take on a defensive role within the Malay Peninsula.

Ultimately coming under Indonesian attack late in 1964, Australia was drawn further into the conflict.

As a proactive response to the attacks on the Malay Peninsula, part of the 3rd Batallion Royal Australian regiment was later deployed, ahead of hostilities ceasing in 1966.

Part of the ongoing Australia at War Series, the Indonesian Confrontation coin reverse design features an artistic representation of soldiers serving in the Indonesian Confrontation. This coin forms part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program and Australia at War Series.

Produced in collaboration with the Australian War Memorial.

This uncirculated coin is housed in a presentation card. The coin obverse features Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II effigy sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadly.

Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender.

Denomination :       50c

Quality :                 Uncirculated

Metal :                   Cupro Nickel

Weight :                 15.55 gms

Diameter :              31.51 mm

Mintage :                50,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Seal of Authenticity

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