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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - The Great Air Race - Globe

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Air Race - Globe) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Air Race - Globe) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Centenary of The Great Air Race

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
IRB
1 DOLLAR

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

A Globe of the world showing the path of the Great Air Race between England and Australia. A band in front of the globe with seven different aircraft incused into it.

Lettering:
THE GREAT AIR RACE 1919
ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA

Engraver: S. Stojanovic

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - The Great Air Race - Globe)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $1 coin was released by the RAM as part of a set of eight coins. It was issued in a coincard inside a metal tin that resembles part of an aircraft engine. Only 10,000 sets will be issued at AU$130.00 per set.


The eight coin set is commemorating the Centenary of the "Great Air Race" that took place in 1919 when seven different aircrews and their aircraft attempted to be the first to fly between England and Australia in less than 30 Days. A prize of £10,000 was announced by Australian Prime Minister Billy Hughes for the first Australian crew to make it home in a British-built plane. This is a map of the route taken.


This particular coin is the only pad printed one in the set and has tiny images of all seven different aircraft on it. This is the front & back of the coincard it was issued in.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  10,000 UNC in Coincard

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