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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 09 - I Still Call Australia Home

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 09 - I Still Call Australia Home) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 09 - I Still Call Australia Home) -  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, Blue and Orange and extending through it a depiction of two Jet planes from above. Outside the inner ring depictions of 3 jet aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle a further revised Kangaroo Logo of Qantas in a triangle. The words AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES MERGER top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES MERGER
THE AUSTRALIAN AIRLINE
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 09 - I Still Call Australia Home) -  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.



Facing increasing competition as it entered the 1980s, Qantas unveiled its fleet of twin-engine Boeing 767s to
give the airline a nimbler edge. A distinctive red and white livery was introduced in 1984 and the Qantas Frequent Flyer program was launched in 1987. The delivery flight of the first Qantas Boeing 747-438 set a world distance record for a commercial aircraft, flying from London to Sydney non-stop in 1989. ln a nod to the airline's origins, this new line of Jumbo jets was named Longreach.

ln 1993, Qantas combined with Australian Airlines [formerly Trans-Australia Airlines] and began flying domestic routes again. Since 1995, Qantas has collaborated with indigenous Australian artists and their representatives on five unique liveries as part of Qantas’ Flying Art Series. Also in the nineties, Qantas’ iconic Spirit of Australia advertisements hit TV screens, with the world's most stunning landmarks a fitting counterpoint to Peter Allen's "I Still CaII Australia Home".

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

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