1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Sir Charles Kingsford Smith - Silver Proof
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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.
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This is a Fine Silver Proof (.999) version of the circulating Sir Charles Kingsford Smith Aluminium-bronze Commemorative coin. It is known as the "Large Head" version of the two different Kingsford Smith coins.
This silver proof coin was only available in the Sir Charles Kingsford Smith portfolio case published by Note Printing Australia/Royal Australian Mint. It also contained a $20 paper banknote with an overprint and is from the last print run of this design and incorporates the final prefix letters "ADK" .
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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|1997||4,000||Proof in NPA/RAM Set|
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