Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
|Composition||Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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, Gold 1967 XR Ford Falcon GT, set against a bronze background, pad printed on a medallion type background
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
XR FALCON GT
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 sixth in the set and commemorates the Australian built "XR Falcon GT" that was produced in Ford's Broadmeadows Victoria factory in 1967. The first Falcon to wear the now legendary "GT" badge which started the Australian muscle car rivalry between Ford, Holden & Chrysler. Running at the 1967 Bathurst race the XR Falcon GT claimed first and second place. The XR Falcon was made available in 4 door Sedan and Wagon and 2 Door Ute and Panel Van versions.
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|2017||5 002||29%||UNC in Coincard|
|2017||10 000||82%||UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin|
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