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2023 50c 60th Anniversary of the Bathurst 1000 Coloured Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

2023 50c 60th Anniversary of the Bathurst 1000 Coloured Coin & Stamp Cover PNC

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2023 50c 60th Anniversary of the Bathurst 1000 Coloured Coin & Stamp Cover PNC.

Australia's 'Great Race' at Bathurst reaches a special milestone in 2023, the 60th anniversary of its first running in 1963 at the world-famous Mount Panorama circuit. Synonymous with being a test of driver and machine against the challenging circuit and built on the rivalry between Holden and Ford, the race has made drivers and theirs cars into legends.

An Australian sporting institution, the Great Race has provided a true endurance test of driver and machine, as the best racers in the country - and indeed the world - have challenged the mighty Mountain.Built on the back of the legendary Holden and Ford rivalry, the annual race has made household names of Peter Brock, Allan Moffat, Dick Johnson and so many more, including the fearless women who have challenged the race. From it's beginnings in the 1960s as a 500-mile race for standard production cars, the Great Race has evolved into an annual multi-million-dollar battle between purpose-built, millimetre-perfect V8-powered Supercars.Globally recognised as one of the world's greatest motorsport events, the Bathurst 1000 remains an annual focal point for racers and fans alike as an iconic event on the calendar. The Royal Australian Mint is proud to mark six decades of Australia's most famous race.The coin's reverse captures the dynamism of the Bathurst Great Race in brilliant colour print featuring six race cards symbolising the six decades of battles at the legendary Mount Panorama circuit.Each coin features the Memorial Obverse of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark.Low mintage of just 40,000 coins will be produced.Each coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin's reverse and obverse designs.Fixed to the envelope is an official Australia Post $1.20 stamp which is post marked First Day of Issue and the envelope includes Australia Post's Seal of Authenticity.Postmarked 6 October 2023 Bathurst NSW 2795

Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender

Denomination :         50c

Quality :                   Uncirculated

Metal :                     Cupro Nickel

Weight :                   15.55 gms

Diameter :                31.51 mm

Mintage :                  Maximum 40,000 Coins in total

Certificate of Authenticity : Australia Post Seal of Authenticity

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