Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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|Composition||Aluminium-bronze (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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
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.
EMPIRE FLYING BOAT
1920 - 2020
QANTAS EMPIRE AIRWAYS
7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)
© 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.
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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