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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 07 - The Jet Age - Boeing 707

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 07 - The Jet Age - Boeing 707) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 07 - The Jet Age - Boeing 707) -  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 Black, White and Red and extending through it a depiction of a Boeing 707 aircraft. Outside the inner ring depictions of 4 jet aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle a further revised Kangaroo Logo of Qantas. The name of the Aircraft at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

Lettering:
BOEING 707
1920 - 2020
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 07 - The Jet Age - Boeing 707) -  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.



Quantas selected the Boeing 707 as its first jet aircraft in 1956 and became the first non-US airline to take delivery of the 707 in 1958. Boeing developed a special 707-138 version with a shorter fuselage exclusively for Qantas and in July 1959 Qantas operated the first ever trans-Pacific jet service between Sydney and San Francisco.

Qantas ordered the updated 707-338, which made the first non-stop trans-Pacific flight by a commercial aircrat on its delivery flight in March 1965. New Qantas jet services opened up throughout the 1960s including The exotic Fiesta Route to London via Mexico and Bermuda. The last Qantas Boeing 707 retired in 1979.

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

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