Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
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Ford Australian Classics
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Image of an Australian Built, Grey 1960 XK Ford Falcon Sedan, set against a light blue background, pad printed on a medallion type background
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
Following on from the "Holden Heritage" 50 cent 12 coin Collector Tin set released in 2016, the Royal Australian Mint have released a set of 12 "Ford Australian Classics" 50 cent coins in 2017 also in a Collector Tin.
The coins were available in coin cards in the tin, which included a special coin unique only to the tin, with a mintage of only 10,000. The 10,000 tin sets with the unique coin sold out in less than 3 days.
The eleven other coloured coins could be purchased separately with a further 20,000 minted.
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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|2017||5 002||19%||UNC in Coincard|
|2017||10 000||94%||UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin|
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