Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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100th Anniversary of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
Image of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith wearing a pilots helmet and his Fokker Tri-motor plane, the "Southern Cross" superimposed on a map of the world showing the route taken across the Pacific Ocean
SIR CHARLES KINGSFORD SMITH
1897-1935 SOUTHERN CROSS
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
This is a Fine Silver (.999) proof version of the alternate NCLT Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (Non-Circulating) Commemorative coin. It is known as the "Small Head" version of the two different Kingsford Smith Commemorative coins. It was released by the RAM in a capsule inside a plush blue case.
Born in 1897 Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith was an early Australian aviation pioneer. He is best known in Australia for making the first Pacific crossing from Australia to the USA. Then setting a speed record from Australia to London of 10.5 days, and for disappearing while attempting to set yet more records. He is an iconic figure in Australian history and his blue Fokker Tri-Motor aircraft, the Southern Cross is equally well known in popular culture.
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