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2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

2019-50-ASIO-UNC

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2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

- Mintage 20,000

- Royal Australian Mint

- Australian Legal Tender

- Full Colour Card

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2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

In 2019, the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) with the release of Spies and Spooks - 70 years of ASIO. Evoking a bygone era of cold war espionage, the design of this uncirculated 50c coin is filled with secret symbols to discover and coded messages to break.

Found in 1949, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) has been an integral part of Australia's landscape, committed to protecting the country, citizens and interests from those who wish it harm. ASIO has always been at the forefront of Australia's national security, albeit quietly and 'in the shadows', throughout the most important decades of Australia's contemporary history.

From the Petrov Affair and the Cold War era to the digital security and surveillance of today, ASIO has always evoked images of spies and espionage, which have in turn ignited the imagination of writers and been intriguing inspiration for classic literature and popular culture.

However, beyond the novels, movies and stories it has always been necessary for ASIO to keep and protect Australia's secrets.

Each coin is presented in a full colour card showing both vintage and contemporary ASIO images.

The coin's reverse features the representation of a vintage 'one-time' pad grouping of random letters similar to those used by ASIO operatives to send coded messages, with the obverse featuring the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Ian Rank-Broadley.

Each coin is issued as Australian legal tender.

Denomination :         50c

Quality :                   Uncirculated

Metal :                      Cupro Nickel

Weight :                   15.55 gms

Diameter :                31.51 mm

Mintage :                  20,000

Authenticity :            Official Royal Australian Mint Card

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT 17/09/19

Due to customer feedback the Mint has revised the terms and conditions for this competition. The change allows customers who have purchased the coin from a Mint Authorised Distributor to enter the competition. Customers will still need to supply a receipt to prove purchase either from the Mint or an Authorised Dealers. The one-time pad and conversion table can be found on the Mint’s website or Facebook page and is also included below. Due to the time frame, the Mint cannot supply physical copies of these for the dealer network. Thank you

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2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

2019 50c 70th Anniversary of ASIO Uncirculated Coin in Card

- Mintage 20,000

- Royal Australian Mint

- Australian Legal Tender

- Full Colour Card