2010 PNC 150th Running of the Melbourne Cup 50c

January 4, 2011

2010 Melbourne Cup PNC General Release

2010 Melbourne Cup PNC Limited Edition

To commemorate the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup the Royal Australian Mint released a special NCLT (collector only) 50c coin by designer Wojciech Pietranik featuring horses and jockeys crossing the finishing line at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, the home of the Melbourne Cup.

Australia Post also issued commemorative stamps and combined the two to release a special PNC to coincide with the 150th running of the national horse race in November 2010.

The PNC envelope features the 2010 winners Cup under the Flemington banner (which is also depicted on the coin). The 60c stamp features Phar Lap, the most famous winner of the Cup back in 1930.

There are 2 issues of this PNC.
1. A general release of 15,000 coin and stamp covers featuring a horseshoe postmark cancelled at Flemington Post Office at 1 November 2010. It was released for $14.95 and could be purchased from all Australia Post outlets..

2. A limited release of 1,861 coin and stamp covers (The Melbourne Cup has been run annually since 1861). These PNC's feature a gold postmark of a jockey's helmet cancelled 2 November 2010 at Flemington, Vic. They are individually numbered on the front and were released for $19.95 each. These were only available from Australia Post by mail order.

Posted by harrisk at January 4, 2011 8:19 AM
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