50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 05 - Ford Cortina MK1

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 05 - Ford Cortina MK1) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 05 - Ford Cortina MK1) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 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 ↑↑
Number N# 126450
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Commemorative issue

Ford Australian Classics


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


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.


Image of an Australian built, White 1962-1967 Ford Cortina MK1, set against a light green background, pad printed on a medallion type background


Designer: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 05 - Ford Cortina MK1) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


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 fifth in the set and commemorates the Australian built "Cortina Consol MK1" that was produced in Ford's Broadmeadows Victoria factory between 1962 to 1967. The Cortina was essentially a locally-made version of a UK-market vehicle and was available as a 2 Door Sedan, 4 Door Sedan and 4 Door Van. The Australian built Ford Cortina GT won three successive Bathurst victories in 1963,64 & 65 before the era of the V8's dawned.

This coin was also released in the following PNC's ...

Standard Australia Post Yellow Cover version, number of copies unknown
ANDA Sydney Money Expo Brown Cover version, limited to 750 copies.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  750 6% UNC in ANDA Sydney Expo PNC
2017  1 002 25% UNC in Coincard
2017  10 000 88% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin
2017  4 000 13% UNC in Standard PNC

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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