Coin celebrates 90 years of The Ghan

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Coin celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Ghan, 2019, 50c coloured uncirculated coin, reverse.

THE Royal Australian Mint is celebrating 90 years of The Ghan, with a new coloured 50 cent coin depicting the iconic Australian train.

Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid says: “This striking limited edition coin tells the story of one of the world’s great railway journeys.”

In 1929, the Afghan Express steam train commenced its first route to Stuart (now Alice Springs). In its early days, the train journey could be unpredictable, and was once famously stranded in the desert for two weeks.




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