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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Holden Heritage 160 Years

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Holden Heritage 160 Years) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Holden Heritage 160 Years) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 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 - 160 Years

Obverse

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

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

Depiction of a 48-215 Holden Sedan set in front of the original J.A. Holden Building in Adelaide. To the bottom of the design is the original Holden logo

Lettering:
160 YEARS - HOLDEN HERITAGE
FIFTY CENTS

Engraver: Aleksandra Stokic

Aleksandra Stokic born in Kučevo (Serbia) is a senior coin sculptor and coin designer at the Royal Australian Mint since 2011. She is known for the Centenary of Canberra and Australian Mining designs.

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Holden Heritage 160 Years) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT coin was released by the RAM as part of a limited edition metal box set of Holden Heritage 50 cent NCLT coins.
 

There were eleven other pad printed coins in the set.  Only 7500 Limited Edition sets were made and the only way to get this coin was as part of this set. Each coin in the set was issued in a coincard.
 
 

This coin is commemorating 160 years since J. A. Holden set up a saddlery business in Adelaide in 1856. The business eventually turned into a major automobile manufacturing company called General Motors Holden. The eleven other 50 cent coins that were part of the box set were also sold separately from the box set.

This coin is fetching very big prices on the secondary market, $750 and upwards.

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