Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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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 Model T Ford in front of the original Ford factory in Geelong Victoria. Australian Flag flying from the centre of the building set in an inner circle. Wording surrounding the circle with original Ford Logo below
FORD AUSTRALIA - THE MANUFACTURING ERA
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 twelfth in the series. It commemorates the Manufacturing Era of Ford Australia which began a motoring legacy that ran from 1925 in Geelong, where the Model T was produced, to 2016 in Broadmeadows when Ford Australia built the last Falcon Sedan (an FGX), in October of 2016. Thus bringing to an end 91 years of Ford manufacturing in Australia. Which also saw one of the world's longest-running nameplates, The Falcon, come to an end.
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