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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 04 - Singapore Service - Empire Flying Boat

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 04 - Singapore Service - Empire Flying Boat) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 04 - Singapore Service - Empire Flying Boat) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

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

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 White and Red a depiction of an Empire Flying Boat. Outside the inner ring depictions of 4 aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle a front on view of a Flying Boat. The aircraft name at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

Lettering:
EMPIRE FLYING BOAT
VH
VH-ABG
1920 - 2020
QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS
SYDNEY LONDON
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 04 - Singapore Service - Empire Flying Boat) -  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.



In partnership with Britain's imperial Airways, Qantas began international services between Brisbane and
Singapore in 1935 with an DH.86 aircraft. Operations moved to Sydney in 1938 to establish flying boat services
between Sydney and Singapore from Rose Bay. A fleet of six all-metal Short S.23 Empire flying boats offered
a modern passenger experience with reclining seats and full cabin service. They also carried air mail and
freight including fresh Sydney Rock oysters for Singapore hotels.

The journey to Singapore took 3.5 days, where passengers could connect with Imperial Airways services to the UK. The start of the Second World War in September 1939 meant that Qantas flying boats were called on for increasingly dangerous wartime service.

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2020  40,000 UNC in Coincard

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