2015 50c Uncirculated Coin Australia at War - Greece
The popular Australia at War series continues with this uncirculated coin, paying tribute to Australian Second World War soldiers who fought against attackers in the name of defending Greece. This coin will be cherished by military historians, coin collectors and those whose families have served in conflict. In 1941, Germany had great fears of Greece becoming a British ally, which would jeopardise Germany’s access to the Romanian oilfields. Greece was subsequently invaded by Germany in order to protect its interests. Although the risks of defending Greece were apparent, British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers were sent there in March to help defend a country that would soon be vulnerable.