50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Ford High Octane - 1971 XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
|Composition||Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Australia's Motor Sport Legends
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.
Pad Printed depiction of a red 1971 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III. Text above and below. Denomination to the right, superimposed on racing lines.
XY FALCON GT-HO
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
The Royal Australian Mint have released a set of seven 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 the cylinder head of an engine. The "Ford High Octane" tin was limited to a mintage of 10,000 and sold out from the RAM in less than 2 days.
Included in the tin was a non-coloured coin unique to the tin as well as the other six pad printed coins which could also be purchased separately with a further 20,000 minted of them all issued in large coincards.
This particular coin is the third in the series and commemorates the 1971 Ford Falcon GT-HO Phase III. This car was an iteration of the previous years Bathurst winning XW GT Phase II, which gave the XY a formidable arsenal; the iconic 351 cubic-inch Cleveland V8 with a huge Holley carburetter, iconic bonnet "shaker" and a 9-inch LSD at the rear. The Phase III was a sledgehammer that dominated Bathurst and all rivals through sheer brute force, with Alan Moffat heading a 1-2-3 finish to the 1971 race.
Australia Post also released this coin in a PNC (7,500 Copies)
Also released in a different cover at the ANDA Sydney Money Expo in a limited edition PNC (750 copies).
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|2018||2,502||6.44||12%||UNC in Coincard|
|2018||10,000||94%||UNC in Coincard in 7 Coin Tin|
|2018||7,500||0%||UNC in PNC|
|2018||750||6%||UNC in PNC ANDA Sydney Money Expo|
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