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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 07 - Ford XY Falcon GT-HO

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Ford XY Falcon GT-HO) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Ford XY Falcon GT-HO) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 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 ↑↑

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, Red 1971 XY Ford Falcon GT-HO, set against a red background, pad printed on a medallion type background

Lettering:
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
50
8 CYLINDER
XY FALCON GT-HO
1971

Engraver: A. Baggio

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Ford XY Falcon GT-HO) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

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 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.

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

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  750 0.00% UNC in ANDA Sydney Expo PNC
2017  20,000 0.00% UNC in Coincard
2017  10,000 100% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin
2017  0.00% 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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