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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sir Jack Brabham

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sir Jack Brabham) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sir Jack Brabham) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Sir Jack Brabham - Formula 1 World Champion 1959.1960.1966

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Designer: 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

Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sir Jack Brabham) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  15,230 UNC in Coincard

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