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Melbourne Cup


To celebrate the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup the Royal Australian Mint has produced three fifty cent pieces. The first coin is an uncirculated cupronickel piece depicting horses crossing the finish line. The second and third piece are a selectively gold plated two coin set with the first featuring the famous winner Phar Lap and the second depicting the Cup itself.

The 150th running of the Melbourne Cup took place on Tuesday 2nd November 2010 at 3.00pm local time. It was first run in 1861 with around 4,000 spectators. Little did anyone know that this race would become 'The race that stops a nation'. The race grew quickly establishing a carnival like reputation with picnics, sideshows and the latest fashions. Australia's rich and famous attended the Cup along with socialites and politicians. Today the event has maintained its reputation for fashion and entertainment while also emerging as the key event in Australian horse-racing.

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  MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Melbourne Cup Type I2010 75,7853033343738393957240  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMMelbourne Cup Type II2010 Gold Overlaid Proof5,000      Melbourne Cup Type III2010 Gold Overlaid Proof5,000      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.