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2014 Australia at War. Gallipoli Campaign 50 Cent Uncirculated in Card


Coin Type:50c
Mint:Royal Australian Mint
Metal:Copper Nickel
Diameter (approx):31.51mm
Mass (approx):15.55g
Obverse:Queen Elizabeth II (Ian Rank-Broadley)
Reverse:Australia Soldier (Wojciech Pietranik)

On 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand troops came ashore on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula as part of a wider British effort to seize control of the Dardanelles straits. After the landing, the fighting ground to a stalemate, with Turkish forces holding the ridges of the precipitous terrain for the entire eight-month campaign.

The brutal and intense battles the Anzacs fought on Gallipoli were defining actions for the newly federated nation. For a century, the Anzac spirit has endured as the aspirational ideal of service, mateship and sacrifice for all Australians.

“It is a legend not of sweeping military victories so much as triumphs against the odds, of courage and ingenuity in adversity. It is a legend of free and independent spirits whose discipline derived less from military formalities and customs than from the bonds of mateship and the demands of necessity,”
The Honourable Mr Paul Keating, 1993.

The reverse design features an Australian soldier and a representation of landing boats, over a backdrop of a map of the Dardanelles.

Part of the Australia at War series, which features 18 coins that reflect the nation’s pride in our brave servicemen and women.

*Stock images courtesy of the Royal Australian Mint.

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