50 Cents - Elizabeth II Ford XC Falcon
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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, White with Blue stripe 1978 XC Ford Falcon, set against a blue background, pad printed on a medallion type background
FORD AUSTRALIAN CLASSICS
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 tenth in the set and commemorates the Australian built "XC Falcon Cobra" that was produced in Ford's Broadmeadows Victoria factory in 1978. The XC Falcon Cobra was a limited edition iconic version of the 2 Door Falcon Hardtop Coupe which crushed the opposition at Bathurst in 1977 with the famous one-two finish . Only 400 were made and they all sold out in just days. Sporting either a 302ci or 351ci V8 engine the XC Falcon Cobra was of course only available as a 2 door Hardtop Coupe.
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