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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 50 years of Bathurst Race

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50 years of Bathurst Race) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (50 years of Bathurst Race) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
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

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2013

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.

Reverse

Image of a racing car on Bathurst track with background mountains

Lettering:
BATHURST ENDURANCE RACE
50

Engraver: Daniel Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

Comments

This NCLT 50 cent 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2013  30,094 BU

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