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2014 The Western Front 50 cent Unc Coin

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  • 2014 The Western Front 50 cent Unc Coin
  • 2014 The Western Front 50 cent Unc Coin

2014 The Western Front 50 cent Unc Coin

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$10.00

Quick Overview

The Western Front was the major battle zone for British and
Dominion Forces during the First World War and the location
for many of Australia’s greatest contributions to the war effort.
This is commemorated on this coin which will be sought after
by coin collectors, war historians and service personnel past
and present.

Details

The Western Front was an unbroken stretch of land running 760 kilometres from the English Channel near Ostend, Belgium, to Belfort, France. This narrow war zone was the site of many gruelling battles, fought back and forth often to acquire as little as a few inches of land at a time. Here, Australian troops spent three years fighting
Imperial Germany. They fought at Fromelles, Pozières and Mouquet Farm on the Somme in 1916. In 1917, they pursued the Germans to the Hindenburg Line, and fought them in a third battle of Ypres in Belgium. In 1918, they defended the city of Amiens, battling alongside American troops at Hamel. The last Australian action of the war was at Montbrehain on 5 October 1918.Dr Peter Pedersen, author of Anzacs on the Western Front said, “The Western Front has always stood in Gallipoli’s shadow,” despite many of Australia’s greatest contributions to the war occurring there.

  • Part of the Royal Australian Mint’s Official Anzac Centenary Coin Program and Australia at War Series
  • Detailed artistry and dimensional engraving utilised as a heartfelt tribute to the Australian Flying Corps
  • Reverse design inspired by archival imagery held by the Australian War Memorial
  • Featuring a depiction of soldiers paying tribute to fallen collegues. Includes a red poppy. 
  • Obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sculpted by Ian Rank-Broadley
  • Australian legal tender
  • Diameter - 31.51 mm
  • Mass - 15.55 gms
  • Presentation - in card