50 Cents - Elizabeth II Ford XY Falcon GT-HO
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Ford Australian Classics
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Image of an Australian built, Red 1971 XY Ford Falcon GT-HO, set against a red background, pad printed on a medallion type background
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
XY FALCON GT-HO
Engraver: A. Baggio
12 Sided Smooth
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 seventh in the set and commemorates the Australian built "XY Falcon GT-HO" that was produced in Ford's Broadmeadows Victoria factory in 1971. The GT-HO Phase III is one of the undisputed kings of Australian Muscle cars. Reportedly the fastest mass produced four-door sedan in the world at the time The 1971 XY GT-HO also won the famous Bathurst 500 (Miles, later increased to 1000 km). The XY Falcon was also made available in 4 door Sedan and Wagon and 2 Door Ute and Panel Van versions.
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