Australian 50c Coins : 2011 Emergency Services Fifty Years of Triple O

December 27, 2011

2011 Uncirculated 50c 50yrs of the Emergency Call Service Triple Zero (OOO)

Commemorating 50 years of the triple zero emergency call service for fire, ambulance and police this 50c is pad printed in full colour, the reverse designed by Wojciech Pietranik. Just like 911 in the USA and 999 in the UK Aussies know that if they dial OOO (or 112 on a mobile), help is near. A free call from any phone, if you're in need of help, an operator will direct your call to the appropriate police, fire, or ambulance needed for a speedy response. It was in 1961 the Postmaster General (PMG, now known as Telstra) introduced the three digit number initially in major population centres but became the national number for emergencies. Prior to this there was no universal number for help.

Struck on a cupro-nickel dodecagonal or 12 sided planchet this 50c is the same that you would find in circulation but is NCLT (non-circulating legal tender). It features the standard effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley. It has been issued in a protective plastic blister which snaps into a credit card sized collector card. it features the Royal Australian Mint official numismatic product sticker and was issued for $10.

2011 Uncirculated 50c Triple O

Posted by harrisk at December 27, 2011 12:42 PM
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