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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Ford XK Falcon

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Ford XK Falcon) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Ford XK Falcon) -  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, Grey 1960 XK Ford Falcon, set against a light blue background, pad printed on a medallion type background

Lettering:
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
50
6 CYLINDER
XK FALCON
1960-1962

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 fourth in the set and commemorates the Australian built "XK Falcon Deluxe" that was produced in Ford's new Broadmeadows Victoria factory between 1960 to 1962. The XK Falcon was essentially a locally-made version of a US-market vehicle and was available in 4 Door Sedan, 4 Door Station Wagon, 2 Door Utility and 2 Door Van versions.

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

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