Skip to product information
1 of 3

2022 50c Uncirculated Coin - 75th anniversary of the Australian Signals Directorate

2022 50c Uncirculated Coin - 75th anniversary of the Australian Signals Directorate

1 total reviews

Regular price $32.05
Regular price Sale price $32.05
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Encapsulated coin in a stunning presentation card.
  • Coin design features a four level coded message and two bonus hidden codes to discover and crack.
  • Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark and design elements for the first level of the coded messages.
  • Coin’s reverse features three groups of coded text and the ASD 75th anniversary logo.
  • Australian legal tender

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) protects Australia from global threats by revealing foreign secrets and protecting our own.

The Royal Australian Mint commemorates the 75th anniversary of the ASD with this striking 2022 50c Uncirculated Coin. Embedded in the coin design are six coded messages.

Do you have what it takes to crack the codes and discover their secrets?

The ASD had its beginnings during the World War II, when Australian military personnel were called on to intercept and decode Japanese radio signals as part of the South-West Pacific campaign lead by General MacArthur. After the war, the Australian government created the Defence Signals Bureau to continue the work of exploiting foreign communications, as well as providing communications security in the armed services and government departments.

During the intervening decades the ASD went through many iterations and name changes as it adapted and evolved to the security needs of the nation. Finally in May 2013 the title Australian Signals Directorate was chosen to reflect its whole-of-government role in supporting Australia’s national security.

As the ASD celebrates seventy-five years of service and protection, they also look towards the future as Australia’s cyber protectors in the digital age.

View full details