2017 50c Richie Benaud Uncirculated Coin
Debuting for Australia in 1952, Richie Benaud OBE was one of the great all-rounders and one of the most influential cricketers of all time. Following his retirement from the game, Benaud went on to become a respected journalist and the voice of televised cricket around the world. His calm tone and insightful commentary was beloved by fans everywhere.
Passing away in April of 2015, tributes to this legend poured in and now, thanks to the Royal Australian Mint, he becomes just the second Australian cricketer to be immortalised on an official Australian legal tender coin…
- Metal: CuNi
- Weight: 15.55g
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Mintage Limit: 95.929
- Diameter: 31.51m
- Finish: Uncirculated
This striking design illustrates the Australian sporting icon Richie Benuad. In the foreground he is depicted at the microphone in his role as the world’s most loved cricket commentator. In the background his image appears at the crease in a typical batting pose.
The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Never to be found in change, this collector coin is housed in a presentation card and is supremely affordable.