Palau – Ferrari coin – Greatest Victories – Ferrari 156 F1 – $1 – 2011 – Proof Colored Coin – Factory Case & COA – The Ferrari 156 was a racecar introduced by Ferrari in 1961 to comply with then-new F1 regulations that lowered engine displacement from 2.5 to 1.5 liters, similar to the pre-1961 F2 class for which Ferrari had developed a midsize-engine car also called 156. It used the V6 Dino engine named after Enzo Ferrari’s late son. The new engine was a revised F2 engine with the V-angle increased from 65 to 120 degrees. This increased the power by 10 hp (7 kW). Bore and stoke were 73.0 x 58.8 millimeters with a displacement of 1,476.60 cc and a claimed 190 hp (142 kW) at 9,500 rpm. For 1962 a 24-valve version was planned with 200 hp (149 kW) at 10,000 rpm, but never appeared. In 1963 the 12-valve version fitted with Bosch direct-fuel injection instead of carburetors achieved that power level. The last victory for the Ferrari 156 was achieved by Italian Lorenzo Bandini in the 1964 Austrian Grand Prix. It has one of the most iconic racecar shapes and was one of the most distinctive of all Ferraris. Phil Hill won the 1961 World Championship of Drivers and Ferrari secured the 1961 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers, both victories achieved with the 156. This beautiful legal-tender coin was struck in silver-plated copper-nickel and issued under licensing authority of Ferrari, S.P.A., Maranello, Italy. It comes in a distinctive Ferrari presentation case with an individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity and has a worldwide mintage of only 2,500 coins. This Ferrari coin would make a truly unique gift for that racing enthusiast in your life or collector of non-circulating legal tender (NCLT) coins.