50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Holden High Octane - 2001 VX Commodore

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Holden High Octane - 2001 VX Commodore) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Holden High Octane - 2001 VX Commodore) -  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 2001 VX Commodore.
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 - Holden High Octane - 2001 VX Commodore) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2018  16 914 8.27 22% UNC in Coincard
2018  10 000 83% UNC in Coincard in 7 Coin Tin
2018  7 500 11% UNC in PNC
2018  500 6% UNC in PNC ANDA Brisbane Money Expo

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