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Korean War 60th Anniversary


The Korean War one dollar coin was issued in 2013 to commemorate sixty years since the cessation of fighting on the 27th of July 1953. The reverse features a striking depiction of a dove in flight with the word 'peace' in Korean. The reverse legend states "KOREAN WAR 60TH ANNIVERSARY 1953-2013". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the legend and denomination "ELIZABETH II - AUSTRALIA 2013 - 1 DOLLAR".

The Korean war began in 1950 when the Korean People's Army pushed across the famous 38th Parallel into South Korea. The capital of South Korea, Seoul, fell to the North Koreans within a week. The United States promptly committed troops and within a month US ground forces were authorised to deploy, the UN Security Council followed suit and Australia became the second country to commit personnel from all three branches of the military. On the North Korean side, China entered the war allowing the truly devastating scale of the conflict to emerge. Over the following three years, heavy looses were sustained by both sides before the final armistice was signed. At 10 pm, when the armistice came into action, the nations withdrew two kilometres and the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) was created. The DMZ remains in effect to this day.(Australian War Memorial, 2017)

Australian War Memorial, 2017

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692013 13,10226272830301608604,00017,000 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2013 Silver Proof3,300      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.