50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Holden High Octane - 2001 VX Commodore
|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 2001 VX Commodore.
Text above and below. Denomination to the right, superimposed on racing lines.
HOLDEN MOTORSPORT LEGEND
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
The Royal Australian Mint have released a set of seven NCLT "Holden 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 "Holden High Octane" tin was limited to a mintage of 10,000 and sold out from the RAM in less than 7 hours.
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 2001 VX Commodore. This Holden was so successful and so loved by its driver Mark Skaife, that it was nicknamed 'The Golden Child". Known as chassis 'HRT 045', its debut in September 2001, in Queensland, drew plenty of interest given the car's $25,000 steering wheel-mounted dash display, unseen in other cars of the era. The car ended up driving its way into the history books by winning Bathurst that year and backed it up a year later to score a second win in succession for the Holden Racing Team at Mount Panorama. In doing so, it became the second individual car to win multiple Bathursts. By the time its racing career was over, the 2001 Bathurst-winning Holden had written itself into the history books and taken Skaife to the 2001 and 2002 Supercar Championships as well as an impressive 20 race wins.
This coin was also released in a PNC by Australia Post. (7,500 Copies)
Also released at the ANDA Sydney Money Expo in a Limited Edition PNC. (750 Copies)
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|2018||16,914||8.13||18%||UNC in Coincard|
|2018||10,000||82%||UNC in Coincard in 7 Coin Tin|
|2018||7,500||6%||UNC in PNC|
|2018||750||0%||UNC in PNC ANDA Brisbane Money Expo|
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