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2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin Tobruk Australia at War Series

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  • 2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin Tobruk Australia at War Series
  • 2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin Tobruk Australia at War Series

2015 50c CuNi Uncirculated Coin Tobruk

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$10.00

Quick Overview

The popular Australia at War series continues with this
uncirculated coin, paying tribute to the Australian soldiers in the
Second World War affectionately remembered as the ‘Rats of
Tobruk.’ This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin
collectors and those whose families have served in conflict

Details

In 1941, Australian and Allied forces sought to defend Egypt and the Suez Canal from the German and Italian Axis forces. To achieve this, it was vital that the Allies hold the fortified port of Tobruk on the Libyan coast. British and Commonwealth forces successfully captured the Tobruk fortress and held it against besieging Axis troops for eight months. With the Allies’ extensive network of trenches and underground tunnels, Nazi propagandist William Joyce tried to discredit them by labelling them as the’ Rats of Tobruk.’ This nickname was reclaimed by the defending soldiers who wore the name with pride.

Denomination

Metal

Diameter

Mass

Finish

Mintage

50c

 Cu Ni

 31.51 mm

15.55g

Uncirculated

50 000