50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50 years of Bathurst Race

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 years of Bathurst Race) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 years of Bathurst Race) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Dodecagonal
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1856
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

50 years of Bathurst Race


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


Engraver: 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.


Image of a racing car on Bathurst track with background mountains


Engraver: Daniel Neale


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50 years of Bathurst Race) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Released by the Royal Australian Mint is this NCLT 50 cent coin which was issued in a large sized coincard.

The coin celebrates 50 years of the Bathurst 1000 kilometre endurance race held in October each year at Mount Panorama in Bathurst, the scene of Australian motor sports racing and fondly referred to as "The Great Race", the highlight of the V8 Supercar battles are between Ford's "Falcon" and Holden's "Commodore". Recently other makes have entered the race.

Australia Post also released the coin in a PNC. (15,000 Copies)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  30,094 UNC in Coincard
2013  15,000 UNC in PNC

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