1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 03 - Outback Pioneer - Avro 504

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 03 - Outback Pioneer - Avro 504) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 03 - Outback Pioneer - Avro 504) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
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


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


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.


Within an inner ring of Orange, White and Blue a depiction of an Avro 504 biplane. Outside the inner ring depictions of 4 small aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle with the original Queensland and Northern Territory Ariel Services Badge/Logo. The aircraft name at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

AVRO 504
1920 - 2020

Engraver: Stevan Stojanovic

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


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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 03 - Outback Pioneer - Avro 504) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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.

The first Qantas aircraft was an Avro 504 biplane built in Sydney with a Dyak engine. The Avro was mostly used
for joy flights and charter work, promoting aviation and giving many outback residents their first experience
of air travel. These flying tours also raised much-needed capital through share sates.

In November 1922, the first scheduled Qantas services began using two war-surplus F.K.8 aircraft between Charleville, Longreach and Cloncurry carrying passengers and air mail. Qantas built eight DH.50 aircraft at Longreach, opened two flying schools and provided the first aircraft for the flying doctor service in 1928 before operations moved to Brisbane in 1930.

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

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