2020 Fifty Cent 50th Anniversary of the Indian Pacific (50c) Uncirculated Australian Decimal Coin

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Description

The Indian Pacific, named for the two oceans that the train reaches on its journey. The Train travels from Sydney across the Nullarbor to Perth, taking in Broken Hill, Adelaide and Kalgoorlie. 

On the 23rd February 1970, the first Indian Pacific service left Sydney becoming the first direct train to cross the Australian Continent.

This service was made possible when the east-west standard gauge project was completed several months earlier.

The entire journey of 4,352kms takes four days. the Journey includes the longest straight stretch of railway track in the world; A 478km stretch across the Nullarbor.

The Indian Pacific considered one of the great railway journeys in the world.

The Royal Australian Mint has released this special coloured 50c coin to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Indian Pacific transcontinental rail journey.

The coin's design features a detailed representation and the distinct blue and yellow livery of the iconic NR27 locomotive

The coin is presented in a card featuring the iconic Indian Pacific in the beautiful landscape.

Features

General Product Features

Year:
2020
Country:
Australia

Coin Features

Face Value:
Fifty Cent
Issuer:
The Royal Australian Mint
Finish:
Uncirculated
Mintage:
30000

Australian Decimal Coins

Face Value:
Fifty Cent
Obverse:
J. Clark
Reverse:
S. Stojanovic