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SKU #1711519

Afghanistan - 2016 50c uncirculated coin

SKU #1711519

Afghanistan - 2016 50c uncirculated coin

This 50c uncirculated coin represents the culmination of the Australia at War series, the last to be released in this 18 coin set.
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Terrorist attacks on the US in September 2001 prompted the United States of America to declare a ‘war on terror’. Citing the ANZUS treaty Australia moved quickly to support the multi-national effort and joined ‘the coalition of the willing’. Al Qaeda, the group responsible for the acts of terrorism in 2001, was protected by the Taliban and was using Afghanistan as a training base. Over the following 13 years Australian troops helped overthrow the Taliban, fought an insurgency, and assisted in the rebuilding of a new democratic government. Combat was but one task of modern Australian servicemen and women in Afghanistan, with an emphasis on the rebuilding of a society free from terror. By the time Australian forces withdrew in 2013, the war in Afghanistan had been the longest conflict in Australian military history.

Coin details
Coin’s reverse design characterises the evolution of Australia at war, where combat is one of the several dimensions to service in conflict.

Uncirculated coin in a presentation card.

  • Mint: Royal Australian Mint
  • Issue date: % September 2016
  • Metal: Cu/Ni
  • Finish: Uncirculated
  • Denominations: 50c
  • Mintage: 50,000
  • Minimum weight: 15.55g
  • Maximum diameter: 31.51mm
  • Designer: B. King