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2015 50c Crete UNC

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$10.00
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50.00 Grams
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The battle began on 20 May 1941, when Germany launched a largely airborne invasion of the island – at that point, the largest of its kind in the history of warfare. The Allies initially held firm, and inflicted significant losses upon the invaders. Germany’s capture of Crete’s Maleme airfield was decisive, however, as they were able to fly in reinforcements and overwhelm the Allied defenders. Both sides suffered significant casualties, with the number of German paratroopers killed leading Adolf Hitler to ban further large-scale airborne missions.

Distinguished by a detailed reverse motif portraying the German paratroopers and the Allied defenders of the island, the 2015 50c Crete Cu-Ni Unc forms an important tribute to Australia’s role in this famous battle. Sure to catch the eye of those interested in Australia’s military history, this official coin is also a must-have for collectors. A unique, one-year-only type that will not be issued for circulation, this Australian legal tender release is essential for those seeking to maintain a complete collection.

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