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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 02 - Fysh and McGinness

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 02 - Fysh and McGinness) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 02 - Fysh and McGinness) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

100 Years of QANTAS 1920-2020

Obverse

Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
JC
1 DOLLAR

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

Within an inner ring of Orange, White, Red and Blue a depiction of Hudson Fysh & Paul McGuinness. Outside the inner ring depictions of 3 small aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle the original shed where Queensland and Northern Territory Ariel Services began. The names of the two men at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

Lettering:
SIR HUDSON FYSH & PAUL MCGUINNESS
1920 - 2020
QANTAS LTD
QANTAS
SMS

Engraver: Stevan Stojanovic

Stevan Stojanovic is sculptor and coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 02 - Fysh and McGinness) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released jointly by the RAM and QANTAS in a Box Set of eleven coins is this NCLT Aluminium-bronze coloured $1 coin that commemorates 100 Years of the Australian Airline QANTAS. Nine other coins in the set are also the usual Aluminium-bronze however one of the coins is larger than normal and is made from Copper. The coin was issued in a coincard inside a folding red box.



Qantas co-founders Hudson Fysh from Tasmania and Paul McGinness from Victoria both served at Gallipoli as
light horsemen in 1915. They first met after joining the Australian Flying Corps in Palestine where they teamed up as a Bristol Fighter crew. Each received the Distnguished Flying Cross.

In 1919, they surveyed on air route across northen Australia in a Model T Ford With support frum grazier Fergus McMaster, Queensland and Northern
Territory Aerial Services Ltd was established in November 1920 at Winton and later atf Longreach. Fysh led Qantas into the jet age, as its Managing Director and Chairman were period of 46 years. Knighted in 1954, Sir Hudson Fysh authored an acclaimed three-volume history of Qantas.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  40,000 UNC in Coincard

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