1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - G-EAOU
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Centenary of First ENGLAND to AUSTRALIA Flight
6th portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace
The coin portrays a representation of the Vickers aircraft that made the harrowing expedition and a map of the flight path.
CENTENARY OF THE FIRST FLIGHT
ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA
Commemorating the groundbreaking achievement of the first flight from England to Australia, this coin portrays a representation of the open cockpit Vickers ‘Vimy’ aircraft that made the 17,000-kilometre journey in 1919.
An Australian crew comprising Captain Ross Smith, his brother Lieutenant Keith Smith, Sergeant Wally Shiers and Sergeant James Bennett navigated the converted ex-WWI bomber from London to Darwin within 28 days, landing on December 10.
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