2016 Australia at War. Korean War 50 Cent Colour Printed Uncirculated in Card
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint|
|Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II (Ian Rank-Broadley)|
|Reverse:||Korean War with Medal Ribbon Colours (Bronwyn King)|
Throughout the Cold War, Australia fought a series of conflicts to contain the spread of communism in the Pacific region. In June 1950, North Korea invaded the South, capturing Seoul and advancing on Pusan. In response, the United Nations Security Council requested its members help stem the North Korean attack. Australian forces were already in Japan as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force, and sent an Royal Australian Air Force squadron and an infantry battalion to South Korea to push the communist forces back across the 38th Parallel, while the Royal Australian Navy patrolled the South China Sea. Over the next three years, Australian troops fought actions at Kapyong and Maryang San and participated in the defence of the Samichon River until hostilities were suspended in July 1953.
Reverse features an artistic representation of soldiers in the Korean War, accompanied by colour printed medal ribbon motifs. Uncirculated colour printed coin on a presentation card.
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.