The XD Falcon 'Tru-Blu' is one of several classic Australian motorsport cars to be featured by the Royal Australian Mint
The XD Falcon 'Tru-Blu' is one of several classic Australian motorsport cars to be featured by the Royal Australian Mint Royal Australian Mint

Mint revs up old argument with new coins

FORD versus Holden.

Now rev-heads can really put their money where their mouths are with the launch of 12 new uncirculated fifty cent coins by the Royal Australian Mint.

Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid said the partnership of coin and machine was a marriage made in a collector's heaven.  

"The new 2018 Motorsport coin collection celebrates the history of Holden, Ford and Australia's long held love of racing," Mr MacDiarmid said.

"Coins and cars are hot topics in collectibles, making this the perfect partnership."

And to celebrate the release, the Mint has launched the country's first 'Reverendum', a poll discover Australia's favourite motorsport cars?

"We are calling on all Aussies to have their say," Mr MacDiarmid said. "Whether you prefer the classic Holden 1970 HT Monaro or the 1996 VR Commodore HRT, it's your chance to have a say!

"Ford fans will be able to select from the Ford 1969 Boss 302 Mustang Trans-AM and the 1977 XC Falcon Hardtop amongst others."

Fans can cast their vote in the 'Reverendum' on either the Ford or Holden dedicated websites. Voting is available for two weeks, after which Australia's favourite Ford and Holden vehicles will be announced.

A total of 30,000 coins of each design (a total of 360,000) have been released for purchase in a presentation card with the vehicle information. Whilst the coins are expected to be collector's treasure, they are legal tender.

The 2018 50 cent Motorsport collection is available now from the Mint's online store or Contact Centre: eshop.ramint.gov.au or 1300 652 020.


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