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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 01 - Holden 48 215 FX

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 01 - Holden 48 215 FX) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 01 - Holden 48 215 FX) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.31 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
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

Black 48 215 FX Holden

Lettering:
HOLDEN HERITAGE COLLECTION
50 48-215
1948-1963

Engraver: D. Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 01 - Holden 48 215 FX) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia

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 48-215 (FX) Sedan was the first Holden car ever built in Australia. Launched by Prime Minister Ben Chifley on 29 November 1948, this family car was well ahead of its time with a top speed of 80.4 mph (129 km/h) and fuel consumption of 9.4 litres per 100 Kilometres. A 48-215 Utility was added in 1951 and a Business Sedan in 1953.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  22,500 67% UNC in Coincard
2016  7,500 33% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin

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