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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 08 - Holden HQ Kingswood

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 08 - Holden HQ Kingswood) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 08 - Holden HQ Kingswood) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.5 AUD = 0.34 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

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

Bronze Holden HQ Kingswood Sedan

Lettering:
HOLDEN HERITAGE COLLECTION
50 Kingswood
1971-1974

Engraver: D. Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 08 - Holden HQ Kingswood) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

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.

At a time when flared trousers and platform shoes were Seventies hallmarks, the HQ Holden Kingswood hit the streets of Australia and quickly became an automotive icon. It was promoted as a luxury version of the full size family car and boasted a ‘jet-smooth ride’ over rough roads. Modern Motor magazine editors said that an 8800 kilometre test of the HQ Kingswood had shown that the new model ‘raised the average family man’s car to above average status’.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  22,500 75% UNC in Coincard
2016  7,500 25% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin

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