2018 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin - Holden Performance Vehicle - 1996 VR Commodore HRT
Watching on as brave souls, in vehicles that appeared little different to the family car, sped around a track was always well-received entertainment in Australia. In 2018, the Mint celebrates the history of Holden and motorsport with the release of six coins taking in some of the most celebrated race cars the marque has produced.
HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE
As the first marque to feature in the Mint’s recent commemorations related to the manufacturing era of Australian history, Holden certainly set a cracking pace from the start. In 2018 we switch gears on this automotive fascination, to take in the highlights of adrenalin charged top speed racing with the Holden Motorsport Collection. Motorsport is a part of Holden’s DNA, having raced its vehicles in Australia and overseas with remarkable success for more than 50 years. Holden’s Monaro set the scene for years of on-track dominance of the Bathurst race, with a 1-2-3 outright finish in the 1968 event. Since then, the ‘General’ has been a mainstay on race tracks around the country, from stock-standard production cars, to highly-modified versions of its road-going counterparts, and the current iteration of purposebuilt racing machines. Cars have always been a hot topic in collectibles, and this series is no exception. Holden fans and numismatists alike can now be treated to this distinctive buying opportunity not likely to reappear anytime soon.
FEATURES AND DESIGN
• Coloured uncirculated coin in a presentation card with corresponding vehicle model information
• Prepared meticulously to the Royal Australian Mint’s world-class uncirculated standard with colour 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
|Year of Issue||2018|
|Mint||Royal Australian Mint|