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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Ford Model T

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Ford Model T) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Ford Model T) -  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

Ford Australian Classics

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

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

Image of an Australian Built, Blue 1926 Model T Ford Tourer Coupe, set against a light blue background, pad printed on a medallion type background

Lettering:
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
50
4 CYLINDER
MODEL T
1925-1928

Engraver: A. Baggio

Edge

12 sided smooth

Comments

Following on from the "Holden Heritage" 50 cent twelve coin set released in 2016, the Royal Australian Mint have released a set of twelve "Ford Australian Classics" 50 cent coins in 2017. The coins were available in coin cards in a special tin, which included a coin unique to the tin, with a mintage of 10,000, or could be purchased separately with a further 20,000 minted of the pad printed coins. The 10,000 tin sets with the unique coin sold out in less than 3 days.  

This particular coin is the first in the set and commemorates the Model T Ford that was first built in Ford's Geelong Victoria factory in 1925.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  30,000 UNC in Coincard

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50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Ford Model T)