50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 90th Anniversary of The Ghan
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90th Anniversary of The Ghan
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The Ghan locomotive on track with train behind in front of a colourised red backdrop and below the denomination.
THE GHAN NR 75
THE GHAN 1929-2019
Engraver: T. Dean
12 Sided Smooth
© Mike Bentley
The Royal Australian Mint has released this Uncirculated NCLT 50 cent coin in a coincard to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Ghan, a historic and unforgettable transcontinental railway adventure from Adelaide in South Australia to to Darwin in the Northern Territory.
The romance of the journey is immortalised in the Ghan's logo - a mounted cameleer - and it's legendary route, from Adelaide to Darwin , passing through some of Australia's most spectacular and beautiful scenery and travelling through magnificent and beautiful landscapes from the desert to the tropics. From its inception in1929, as a steam train forging through fires, floods and severe weather, the Ghan has now become one of Australia’s most luxurious and iconic railway journeys.
Coin In Card
Special Heritage PNC
Australia Post in conjunction with the Royal Australian Mint has released this coin in a limited edition:
Postmarked at the start and end locations of the journey (Adelaide) 3 and (Darwin) 5 November
Burgundy foiled postmark (end) and silver foiled postmark (start), postmarks map The Ghan’s journey.
The image below also shows the front/back of the coin insert that is inside the envelope.
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