2018 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin - Ford Performance Vehicle - 1971 XY Falcon GTHO Phase III
Watching on as rare talents took our daily drives around a track faster than we could imagine, Australians have built adeep admiration and respect for feats of motorsport success.In 2018, the Mint celebrates an icon of Australian motor sport,recognising the contribution Ford has made to our racingculture, with the release of six coins taking in the most celebrated race cars the marque has produced.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
With the very popular Ford Australian Classic Collection in 2017, the Mint highlighted the humble contribution of cars to the manufacturing era, in both our everyday lives and the broader economic strength it provided. In 2018, we switch gears and take in the highlights of adrenalin charged top speedracing with the Ford Motorsport Collection. An icon of
Australian motor racing, few brands have contributed to our racing culture the way Ford has. With a breadth and depth that has seen rally championships, sportscar victories and touring titles amassed by colourfuland characterful drivers, Ford’s motorsport historyhas created a legion of ardently loyal fans. While the Model T literally shaped our roads, it was the impact of high-performance vehicles, such as the CortinaGT500 – the first Bathurst homologation road carspecial, and the original Falcon GT, the first V8 to winThe Great Race – that helped cultivate Australia’sunique motoring culture. Ford fanaticsand numismatists alike are sure to revel in such aunique collection.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Coloured uncirculated coin packed in a cardfeaturing corresponding vehicle model information
• Prepared meticulously to the Royal Australian Mint’s world-class uncirculated standard withcolour print technology
• Limited in mintage to 30 000 each
• Australian legal tender
The passing of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act empowered the Government to make laws with respect to currency, coinage and legal tender. The Coinage Act 1909 put in place the first steps for an Australian coinage. Thus began the journey towards a mint owned by the Commonwealth and ind...Find Out More