Richie Benaud honoured with 50 cent coin in Australia

Richie Benaud honoured with 50 cent coin in Australia
 

He was called "the voice of cricket" and now legendary commentator Richie Benaud will be the face of a 50 cent coin in Australia.
Tributes poured in for Benaud, a former Australian Test captain, after his death last year aged 84.
The limited-run coin salutes his career on and off the field, and features iconic fan group "The Richies".
It was conceived with the approval of Benaud's widow, Daphne.
The Royal Australian Mint said the number of coins - 95,929 - was inspired by combining nine statistics from Benaud's playing career.
After 63 Tests between 1952 and 1964, Benaud... read more

 
24 November 2016 in Sport, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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