60th anniversary Bathurst coin launched

28 Sep
Special Bathurst coin launched at the Royal Australian Mint by MSR’s Cameron Hill
2 mins by James Pavey
  • New coin launched by Canberra-born MSR driver Cameron Hill

  • The coin features six touring cars – one for each decade of the event – in race formation

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Matt Stone Racing driver Cameron Hill has helped launch a special coin celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Bathurst 1000 at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra.

The Royal Australian Mint is paying tribute to next weekend’s milestone event with the release of a specially designed collectible coin.

The coin is legal Australian tender and can be purchased from the Mint Shop or through one of the Mint’s authorised dealers.

It is named the 2023 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin – 60th Anniversary of the Bathurst Great Race, and was designed by Mint coin designer Lydia Ashe.

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The coin features six touring cars – one for each decade of the event – in race formation. It also features The Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Obverse, designed by British engraver Jody Clark.

Canberra-born Hill was on site to launch the coin ahead of his second Bathurst start at next weekend’s event.


“It’s exciting to be involved in the launch of such a special coin,” Hill, who will share his #35 Truck Assist Camaro with Jaylyn Robotham, said.

“Bathurst has always played a big part in my racing career, from watching the race on TV as a child, to making my debut last year.

“The Great Race has an incredible amount of history and to see some of that encapsulated on our currency is very fitting, as we celebrate the 60th anniversary this year.

“I’m really looking forward to lining up on the grid at the Mountain in October aboard the Matt Stone Racing Chevrolet Camaro.”

The coin celebrates the first running of the Great Race in 1963.

“The Bathurst 1000 is the ultimate battleground, where a 1000 kilometre endurance race on an unforgiving mountainous track could be won and lost in the last lap,” Royal Australian Mint CEO Leigh Gordon said.

“With turn names like Hell Corner, The Cutting and The Esses, it’s not too difficult to imagine why Bathurst is considered by many to be one of the world’s most legendary and challenging racing circuits. 

“The Bathurst 1000 has earned its place in Australian history, and I’m excited the Mint has chosen to recognise this with a coin."

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