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2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait -First Flight: England to Australia

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait -First Flight: England to Australia) -  obverse 2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait -First Flight: England to Australia) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.35 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.213 g
Diameter 45.50 mm
Thickness 6.00 mm
Shape Round with hole containing a propeller
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Centenary of the First Flight - England to Australia

Obverse

Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace, the monetary denomination, the coin's weight and fineness, and the year date. The propeller inset is bordered bu a pattern of lines portraying wind and movement.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
2oz 9999 Ag 2019 2 DOLLARS

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A map with the flight's route marked above an illustration of a mountainous landscape. In the foreground is a representation of the Vickers aircraft. the centre of the coin features a propeller inset.

Lettering:
CENTENARY OF FIRST FLIGHT
P
ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA

Engraver: Jennifer McKenna

Edge

Continuous reeding

2 Dollars - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait -First Flight: England to Australia)

© Richard Thomas

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint is this NCLT Fine Silver (.999) coin commemorating the first flight from England to Australia which touched down in Darwin on 10 December 1919. Piloting an open air cockpit Vickers 'Vimy' aircraft, Captain Ross Smith, Lieutenant Keith Smith and Sergeants Wally Shier and James Bennett made the 17,910 kilometre flight in 28 days. This amazing feat was the catalyst to develop domestic air routes across northern Australia.

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