Indonesian Confrontation - 2016 50c uncirculated coin
This 50c uncirculated coin from the Australia at War series features an artistic representation of soldiers serving in the Indonesian Confrontation.Read more
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Initial Australian policy at the outset of hostilities during the Indonesian Confrontation was to observe closely, but to remain largely uninvolved in a conflict that could become protracted. However the political climate in the region was such that both Australia and New Zealand, along with Great Britain had already long committed to the Far East Strategic Reserve. This initiative intended to defend Commonwealth interests in South East Asia against communist incursion, meaning that troops were already in the region. Despite the earlier aversion to involvement, Australian forces were eventually deployed to take on a defensive role within the Malay Peninsula. Ultimately coming under Indonesian attack late in 1964, Australia was drawn further into the conflict. As a proactive response to the attacks on the Malay Peninsula, part of the 3rd Batallion Royal Australian Regiment was later deployed, ahead of hostilities ceasing in 1966.
Reverse features an artistic representation of soldiers serving in the Indonesian Confrontation.
Uncirculated coin in a presentation card.
- Mint: Royal Australian Mint
- Issue date: 2 May 2016
- Metal: Cu/Ni
- Finish: Uncirculated
- Denominations: 50c
- Mintage: 50,000
- Minimum weight: 15.55g
- Maximum diameter: 31.51mm
- Designer: S. Stojanovic