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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Sir Jack Brabham

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Sir Jack Brabham) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Sir Jack Brabham) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Sir Jack Brabham - Formula 1 World Champion 1959.1960.1966

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2017

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Bust of Sir Jack Brabham to the left
Formula 1 Racing car to lower right
Text to upper right
Green and Yellow tracks curling behind the car around the coin

Lettering:
50
SIR JACK
BRABHAM
F1 WORLD CHAMPION
1959.60.66

Engraver: A. Baggio

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

This NCLT coin was released by the RAM in 2017 in a coin card to commemorate the motor racing achievements and life of the late Sir Jack Brabham AO OBE.

The story of the three-time Formula One World Champion is one of the brightest chapters in Australian motorsport history. Fifty years on from the prestigious achievement of winning the Formula One World Driver's Championship and being named the Formula One World Constructor's Champion in the same year (1966), the RAM commemorates the life of Sir Jack Brabham on this 50 cent coin. Sir Jack's legacy of passion and commitment towards motorsport has continued to inspire people globally with his driving skills, engineering vision and endearing demeanour that will never be forgotton.

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