Posted: 24 November, 2016 by @lynch_mandy

Richie Benaud Gets His Face On A Coin

Legend Status Confirmed!

Proof Richie Benaud will go down in history - his face is on a collectible 50-cent coin being released today.

There's a limited run of the Richie coins: the mint is releasing precisely 95929 of them.  It's a tribute to his cricket stats:

Runs

13920

Wickets

1193

100s

26

50s

70

Balls bowled

79589

Catches

319

Matches

322

Batting innings

462

Tests captained for Australia

28

Total

95929

Thing is - while they are legal tender, they're collectibles so you have to buy them, for ten bucks each  You can order them online, and a limited number of them will be on sale at the Adelaide Oval at today's test.  So.. probs not going to find one next time you get a handful of change!

“Featuring Benaud’s portrait surrounded by the atmosphere of a match with a focus on the fan group ‘The Richies’, the coin design commemorates his reputable career in the many layers, from the Australian cricket team captain to his renowned status in the commentary box,” said Royal Australian Mint CEO Ross MacDiarmid.

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