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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 07 - Holden HK Monaro

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Holden HK Monaro) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Holden HK Monaro) -  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

Yellow Holden HK Monaro with man leaning on the roof

Lettering:
HOLDEN HERITAGE COLLECTION
50 Monaro
1968-1969

Engraver: D. Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 07 - Holden HK Monaro) -  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.

The Holden HK Monaro was the first sports car designed, engineered and manufactured in Australia. Its exciting design which reflected an era of massive social and cultural change won Wheels magazine Car of the Year award in 1968. It also became an instant race and rally success, when Bruce McPhee and Barry Mulholland secured its first victory at the 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 (Bathurst 1000) in a HK Monaro GTS 327.

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

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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
2016  8,000 0.00% UNC in PNC

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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