Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.50 AUD = 0.38 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 white with red & blue stripes 1977 Ford Falcon Hardtop. Text above and below. Denomination to the right, superimposed on racing lines.
XC FALCON HARDTOP
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
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 fourth in the series and commemorates the 1977 Ford Falcon Hardtop. The XC Falcon was an update of the XA/XB model of 1972 to 1976. The XC Hardtop was designed to fit wide-as-possible rubber and carried over the 351 cubic inch V8 from the legendary Phase III GT-HO. At that years Bathurst race the Moffat Team led by Alan Moffat took out first and second place in the race. Alan Moffat pulled rank to take the win off his team mate Colin Bond who had led for most of the race. While the XC was an evolution of Ford's dominant 1970s Falcon V8s, it will be forever remembered for the orchestrated Moffat-Bond 1-2 of 1977.
This coin was also released by Australia Post in a PNC (7,500 Copies)
A limited edition different cover PNC with the coin was issued at the ANDA Perth Money Expo (750 Copies)
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|2018||750||0%||UNC in ANDA Perth Money Expo PNC|
|2018||2,502||6.32||17%||UNC in Coincard|
|2018||10,000||94%||UNC in Coincard in 7 Coin Tin|
|2018||7,500||6%||UNC in PNC|
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