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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS 11 - Flying to the Future - Boeing 787

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 11 - Flying to the Future - Boeing 787) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS 11 - Flying to the Future - Boeing 787) -  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 Grey, White & Red and extending through it a depiction of a Boeing 787. 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 BOEING 787 at the top of the ring and the word QANTAS below.

Lettering:
BOEING 787
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 11 - Flying to the Future - Boeing 787) -  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.



Under pressure from shifting forces in global aviation, Qantas began the decade with a major transformation of
its business. A loss-making international network was reshaped, new partnerships with overseas airlines were
formed and upgrades to customer experience were implemented.

A new Martin Grant cabin crew uniform and kangaroo logo were rolled out. Delivery of the first Qantas Boeing
787-9 in 2017 ushered in a new era of long haul travel. In March 2018 Qantas’ 787 began flying the Perth to
London non-stop route, making history as the first time Australia and Europe had ever been linked directly by a
scheduled air service. Project Sunrise was initiated to investigate connecting the Australian east coast with a
direct flight to London and New York using the next generation of long haul aircraft.

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

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