Detailed information about Coin: Fifty Cents 1995 50th Anniversary of the End of WW2 from Australia
Coin commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II (also known as the "Weary Dunlop" 50 cents). Designed by Louis Laumen and Horst Hahne, sculpted by Horst Hahne.
Sir Edward Weary Dunlop was a surgeon in the Australian Army during World War II. In March 1942 Weary and his troops were captured by the Japanese and put to work to build the Burma-Siam railway, a feat over over 400 kilometres. He commanded a force of over a thousand POW men and his courage, compassion and dedication often kept them alive. Sir Dunlop was knighted in 1969 and passed away in 1993 at the age of 85.
No regular (Coat of Arms) fifty cent coins were released in 1995.
|Face value||50 (x Cent)||Type||Fifty Cents Circulating Commemorative|
|Mintage||15,908,000 (15.9 million)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Polygon (Dodecagon - twelve sides)|
|Size (mm)||31.6500||Thickness (mm)|
Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).
|Obverse inscription||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995|
At centre between poles to which barbed wire is attached, a bust of "Weary" Dunlop facing three-quarters right and looking down; below, "WEARY" DUNLOP 50; around passing through the barbed wire, THEY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945.
50 "WEARY" DUNLOP THEY SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR II 1939 - 1945
|Proof||48,000 (included in main number)|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 294|
|Museum Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mint||link|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Mintage||link|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Mintage||Circulation and proof mintage|
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Varieties||Proof|
|Royal Australian Mint||2016||Design||link|
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|Australian Coin Collecting Blog - 1995 50 Cent Weary Dunlop The 50th Anniversary of the End of WWII||Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 50 Cents, Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop Commemorative, Australia|
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