January 24, 2013 – The Royal Australian Mint is getting ready to welcome visitors from Australia’s biggest horsepower party, Summernats, with a new exhibition that celebrates the power behind the production of the 2013 ‘Fifty Years of the Bathurst Endurance Race’ 50c Coin.
“Revheads and Tails – Making the Bathurst Coin” tells the story behind the production of the coin and the staff that helped bring it to life, and includes some much-loved motor sport collectibles from the Mint’s very own revheads.
“This exhibition is a coming together of the passion of our staff for both creating internationally renowned coins and collecting,” said Royal Australian Mint Chief Executive Officer Mr Ross MacDiarmid.
“Over 85 000 people travel to Canberra at the beginning of January each year to admire Australia’s toughest elite street machines, and this exhibition is sure to appeal,” said Mr MacDiarmid.
“Whilst the coin celebrates 50 years of Bathurst, the exhibition also focuses on members of our own team’s passion for cars. We are proud to be able to support the motor celebrations right here in our backyard.”
Whether you love the rumble of a V8 Holden or a Ford, or thought that Bathurst’s greatest years were when the turbocharged Nissan Skyline GTR was dominating everything on the track, you will be sure to love this exhibition.
“Revheads and Tails – Making the Bathurst Coin” is open now at the Royal Australian Mint, and will remain until Sunday 3 March 2013. Entry is free.
For information about the Mint’s opening times, please visit their website.
To learn more about the Bathurst Endurance Race visit the official website of this event.
If you are interested in carshows take a look at the Summernats site.