1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 10 - Meeting the Challenge - Airbus A380

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 10 - Meeting the Challenge - Airbus A380) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 10 - Meeting the Challenge - Airbus A380) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.77 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


Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace


Designer: 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.


Within an inner ring of White, Red & White and extending through it a depiction of an Airbus A380. Outside the inner ring depictions of 4 jet aircraft flying around the ring. To the lower right in a small circle the Kangaroo Logo of Qantas in a triangle. The words AIRBUS A380 at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

1920 - 2020

Designer: Stevan Stojanovic

Stevan Stojanovic is sculptor and coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.


7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 10 - Meeting the Challenge - Airbus A380) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)


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.

At the start of the new millennium, Qantas returned to its regional origins and launched QantasLink as an
integrated air service network, connecting regional Australia to domestic and international destinations around
the world. Qantas also launched Jetstar as a new low-cost carrier in 2004, making travel even more accessible.

By 2008 Jetstar was the world's largest long haul budget airline. Qantas brought a new generation wide-body
aircraft to its fleet in 2008 with the Airbus A380, featuring a cabin interior by Marc Newson, who previously
created the Australian Design Award-winning Skybed for Qantas in 2004.

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

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