The Ford Cortina MK1 was in production from 1962 - 1967
Ford began manufacturing in Australia in 1925 when Geelong was selected as the site for its first local factory. Creating thousands of jobs within Ford Australia and nurturing hundreds of local suppliers.
The effect of locally manufactured automobiles on our lives was significant – the daily lives of Australians were transformed in terms of how we arrived to work or social events, and how we explored our expansive country.
Illustrated by the extreme popularity of other recent automotive-themed coin products, cars capture the imaginations of many collectors. Some are lucky enough to collect the cars themselves, others are happy with high-end scale replicas, but everybody with an attachment to the theme can collect the coins featuring their favourite cars.
celebrated on a colour printed uncirculated 50 cent coin.