2015 50c Australia at War Greece Cu-Ni Uncirculated

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2015 50c Australia at War Greece Cu-Ni Uncirculated

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Created in league with the Australian War Memorial, the Royal Australian Mint's 2015 50c Greece Cu-Ni Unc is a unique, one-year-only type ' and a must-have for all decimal collectors. Not to be issued for circulation and never to be found in change, this is the only way you can secure this coin ' and the only way you can keep your collection complete!

  • Unique, one-year-only not-issued-for-circulation type
  • Strictly limited edition ' mintage set at 50,000 coins
  • Official Australian legal tender coin ' spans 31.51mm
  • Presented on an official Royal Australian Mint card
  • A bargain at the RAM's value-for-money Official Issue Price

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A powerful tribute to the brave but ultimately unsuccessful defence of Greece by Allied forces early in WWII, the 2015 50c Greece Cu-Ni Unc from the Royal Australian Mint is also a compulsory acquisition for serious decimal collectors.

Initially attempting to remain neutral, Greece entered the war after Italy invaded in late 1940. Mussolini's forces suffered several setbacks in what became known as the Greco-Italian War, however, and Germany was forced to step in. This was largely because Greece was strategically crucial to the Germans. If Greece became a British ally, the Germans would have been denied access to the Romanian oilfields, and to ensure that this did not happen, the Nazis invaded on 6 April 1941. In little more than three weeks, the Axis forces had swept aside all resistance, achieving a decisive victory and capturing thousands of Allied servicemen.
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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue2015
Denomination50c
Weight (g)15.5500
Mintage 50,000
MetalCopper Nickel
QualityUncirculated
Diameter (mm)31.50
Issued ByRoyal Australian Mint
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