50 Cents - Elizabeth II Ford High Octane - 1967 XR Falcon GT
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
|Shape||Dodecagonal- 12 sided|
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Australia's Motor Sport Legends
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Depiction of a 1967 XR Falcon GT taking a corner on the racetrack.
Trees to top left, Chequered Flag above, Other cars following behind. Classic Ford Logo below.
XR FALCON GT
12 Sided Smooth
The Royal Australian Mint have released a set of NCLT "Ford High Octane" 50 cent coins to commemorate Australia's Motorsport Legends. The coins were available in coin cards in a special tin that resembles the top of a cylinder head , which included a coin unique to the tin, with a mintage of 10,000, or the other six pad printed coins could be purchased separately with a further 20,000 minted of them. The 10,000 Ford tin sets with the unique coin sold out from the RAM in less than 2 days.
This particular coin is the first in the series and is unique to the 7 coin tin set . It commemorates the very first Ford Bathurst Legend, the 1967 XR Falcon GT. Seven of these 4.7litre Mustang-sourced V8-powered cars were entered and finished the "Gallagher 500" mile endurance race . Coming first in the race the XR Falcon GT of Fred Gibson and Harry Firth tore seven seconds off the previous years lap record and the XR GT claimed the first two podium positions. The XR GT laid down the gauntlet that set in motion decades of glorious battle between Ford & Holden that shaped the Australian motor racing psyche.
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