Commemorating 160 years of Holden in Australia, the Holden Heritage Collection will evoke a sense of nostalgia as it celebrates the classic cars that made Holden a household name. Reflecting on eleven well-known models, the coins can be bought separately or in a collection which will include a limited release coin making the complete collection a must-have. Attractive to Holden car enthusiasts or those that have fond memories of their own Holden, this will be a highly sought after piece of memorabilia.
The Holden story began in 1856, when James Alexander Holden established J.A Holden & Co in Adelaide as a manufacturer of saddles and harnesses.
Five decades later, it began building car bodies, starting up its first car engine in 1948.
The Holden Heritage Collection begins from Holden’s (and Australia’s) first domestically produced car, the 48-215 (FX) which launched on 29 November 1948. Of the many Holden car models produced since, eleven have been selected for the collection:
48-215 (FX), FJ, FE, FC, FB, EH, HK Monaro, LJ Torana, HQ Kingswood, HX Sandman and VC Commodore.
The LJ Torana was in production from 1972 to 1974
Each of the eleven models are celebrated on a colour printed uncirculated 50 cent coin.
The coins are packaged in a special card with information about the corresponding vehicle model
Uncirculated coin in a pop-up style presentation card with corresponding vehicle model information
Each coin design represents an influential Holden model that shaped Australian culture