50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Ford High Octane - 2006 BA Falcon

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ford High Octane - 2006 BA Falcon) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ford High Octane - 2006 BA Falcon) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Australia's Motor Sport Legends


4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara.


Designer: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.


Pad Printed depiction of a Yellow and Blue 2006 Ford BA Falcon. Text above and below. Denomination to the right, superimposed on racing lines.


Designer: Adam Ball

Adam Ball is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Ford High Octane - 2006 BA Falcon) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal 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 seventh in the series  and commemorates the 2006 Ford BA Falcon. Bathurst can take an emotional toll on drivers and teams, but for 2006, the emotion of Peter Brock's death in the weeks leading up to the Great Race cast a cloud over the mountain. For a devastated Ford driver and former Brock protégé Craig Lowndes, it was fitting that he won what was the first Great Race to offer "The Peter Brock Trophy", aboard his BA Falcon. What's more, Lowndes and co-driver Jamie Whincup went on to win Bathurst in a BA Ford Falcon in 2007 and BF Falcon 2008, the only men to score a three-peat at the mountain, other than Brock and his co-drivers.

Australia Post also released this coin in a PNC. (7,500 Copies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  8 176 6.18 17% UNC in Coincard
2018  10 000 94% UNC in Coincard in 7 Coin Tin
2018  7 500 11% UNC in PNC

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