50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 10 - Holden LJ Torana GTR XU 1

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 10 - Holden LJ Torana GTR XU 1) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 10 - Holden LJ Torana GTR XU 1) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
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 ↑↑
Number N# 96370
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Commemorative issue

Holden Heritage


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.


Bronze Holden LJ Torana GTR XU1 with couple standing behind

Torana 50

Designer: D. Neale


12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 10 - Holden LJ Torana GTR XU 1) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


This NCLT coin was initially released by the RAM as part of a limited edition metal box set of Holden Heritage 50 cent coins.

There were ten other pad printed coins in the set and one non-pad printed coin.  Only 7500 Limited Edition sets were made and the only way to get the non-pad printed coin was as part of this set. Each coin in the set was issued in a coincard.

Later the eleven Pad-Printed coins were available separately in their coincards.

The 1972 LJ Torana models picked up features and refinements from the landmark Holden HQ series released the year prior. The hottest of all the small Toranas was the mighty LJ GTR XU-1. The XU-1 model incorporated a number of high performance features which boosted its bhp to 190 at 5600 rpm. The LJ GTR XU-1 was piloted to victory in the Hardie-Ferodo 500 (Bathurst 1000) at Mt Panorama by a young Peter Brock.

This coin was also issued in a PNC by Australia Post (8,000 Copies)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  7 425 63% UNC in Coincard
2016  7 500 44% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin
2016  8 000 13% UNC in PNC

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