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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 08 - The Seven Four Seventies - Boeing 747

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 08 - The Seven Four Seventies - Boeing 747) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 08 - The Seven Four Seventies - Boeing 747) -  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 Red, Grey, White and Orange and extending through it a depiction of a Boeing 747 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 747
QANTAS
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 08 - The Seven Four Seventies - Boeing 747) -  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.



The first Qantas Boeing 747-238B arrived in Sydney in September 1971, introducing a new wide-body, twin-deck
cabin with amenities including: inflight audio-visual entertainment, electric shaver bars and an upstairs Captain
Cook Lounge for First Class passengers. A bright floral cabin crew uniform by Emilio Pucci set an informal
tone for travelling, while lower airfares and greater capacity made international airtravel accessible to most
Australians for the first time.

In 1974, a Qantas 747 carried a record 673 passengers during the evacuation of Darwin following Cyclone Tracy. Between 1979 and 1985, Qantas had an all-747 fleet and in 1979 introduced the First Business Class cabin. Qantas has operated a total of 65 Boeing 747 aircraft since 1971.

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2020  40,000 UNC in Coincard

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