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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 02 - Holden FJ

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 02 - Holden FJ) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 02 - Holden FJ) -  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

Grey FJ Holden Sedan with people standing behind

Lettering:
HOLDEN HERITAGE COLLECTION
50 FJ
1953-1956

Engraver: D. Neale

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 02 - Holden FJ) -  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 FJ perhaps evokes the most nostalgia out of all the early Holden vehicles as it was the first car for most Australians at the time. It was impossible to miss the FJ on the road. Reflecting the optimism of the post-war period, the FJ was a bold statement that came in 12 colours as well as two-tone finishes and was packed with accessories and decorations. There were five FJ variants - Standard Sedan, Special Sedan, Business Sedan, Utility as well as Holden’s first Panel Van.


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 89% UNC in Coincard
2016  7,500 11% UNC in Coincard in 12 Coin Tin
2016  8,000 0.00% UNC in PNC

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