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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 09 - Holden HX Sandman

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 09 - Holden HX Sandman) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 09 - Holden HX Sandman) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 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

Holden Heritage

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
IRB

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.

Reverse

Green Holden HX Sandman Panelvan with man playing guitar in front

Lettering:
HOLDEN HERITAGE COLLECTION
50 SANDMAN
1976-1977

Designer: D. Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 09 - Holden HX Sandman) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

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.

If any Australian vehicle symbolised the sensational Seventies, it was Holden’s Sandman. It will forever be associated with the thriving surf culture of the day and has since become an Aussie icon. The HX Sandman package was introduced with brighter colours, new side striping and that unmistakable full width tailgate decal, which was designed to appeal to a younger crowd.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  7,425 62% UNC in Coincard
2016  7,500 38% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin

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