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Deakin, Australia - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Video: Royal Australian Mint Honours Sir Jack Brabham

The Royal Australian Mint (The Mint) pays tribute to motor racing legend Sir Jack Brabham just over 50 years on since he claimed his third Formula 1 title, as The Mint releases a special uncirculated 50 cent coin in Sir Jack’s honour.

The story of three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham is one of the brightest chapters in Australian motorsport history.

This latetest release by the Royal Australian Mint commemorates the life of one of Australian motorsport's greatest heroes. The design features the BT19 in which Brabham became the one and only Formula 1 driver to ever win a World Championship in a car of his own construction, also depicted is a portrait of Brabham and a green and gold track, the colours of his original car.

With a limited mintage of 30 000 and retailing for $13.50 each, the 2017 50c Coloured Uncirculated Coin can be purchased from across the globe by visiting https://eshop.ramint.gov.au

Video courtesy of The Royal Australian Mint.