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2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin

2021-50-KHANH-UNC

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2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin in Card

- Commemorative 50c coin

- Full Colour Presentation Card

- Coin in Capsule

- Australian Legal Tender

- Royal Australian Mint Issue

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2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin in Card

By June 1971, Australia had been involved in the Vietnam War for nine years. With no end in sight to an unpopular war, the Australians - like the Americans - were reducing their forces as they prepared to pull out of Vietnam.

In one of the most intense actions during this period, soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, assaulted a concealed bunker complex in South Vietnam's Long Khanh Province. Three soldiers died in combat, with five wounded.

Australian withdrawl from Vietnam would take time and would not be easy.

Aware of the enemy movement, the Australian launched Operation Overlord - aimed at destroying the enemy forces and preventing them from interfering with the province's security and the Australian withdrawl.

The most significant fighting took place on 7 June and became known as the "Battle of Long Khanh". After two days patrolling, the Australians found what they thought was the main enemy position, just across the border in Long Khanh province. B Company of 3RAR began a morning assault before being pinned down by intense fire. Trapped on the edge of a cleverly concealed bunker system, they paused and called in artillery and air support.

Each coin's reverse features a dynamic battle scene, including Australian soldiers in combat, a Centurion tank and Iroquois helicopter.

Limited Mintage of just 27,500 Coins.

The coin's obverse features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark.

Australian Legal Tender

Each coin is packaged in a capsule and presentation card.

Denomination :  50c

Quality :            Uncirculated

Metal :              Cupro Nickel

Weight :            15.55 gms

Diameter :         31.51 mm

Mintage :           20,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Packaging.

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2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin

2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin

2021 50c 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Khanh Uncirculated Coin in Card

- Commemorative 50c coin

- Full Colour Presentation Card

- Coin in Capsule

- Australian Legal Tender

- Royal Australian Mint Issue

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