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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Holden Heritage 160 Years

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Holden Heritage 160 Years) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (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
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 15.55 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Holden Heritage - 160 Years

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2016

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

Edge

12 Sided Smooth

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. 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  7,500 UNC

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