1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - QANTAS Centenary

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS Centenary) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - QANTAS Centenary) -  reverse

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Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.76 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Qantas 100 Year Centenary


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.


Depiction of a stylised B787-9 Dreamliner flying through the number 100, map of Australia below. Qantas Flying Kangaroo Symbol to right.


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 Centenary) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


The Royal Australian Mint released this $1 dollar coin into circulation in February 2020. The commemorative $1 coin depicts a stylised B787-9 Dreamliner flying through the number 100, a hundred years since QANTAS was founded in November 1920 - the third oldest airline in the world.

Originally Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, shortened to the acronym QANTAS, is also known fondly as the flying kangaroo -with an impeccable safety record. The coin design includes parallel lines in the plane's wake to signify movement and progression in the airlines 100 year history. This Dreamliner aircraft with the QANTAS badge flew the first non-stop flight between Perth and London in 2018 and QANTAS was the first to complete the longest commercial flight between New York and Sydney in 2019.

The coins have been released in bags of 10 at RAM coin swaps starting on 17/2/2020 and are also available in rolls.

Australia Post has released this coin in a Postal Numismatic Cover. (Issue 8 of 2020)

Australia Post also released this coin for the cancelled Sydney Money Expo in a PNC with the ANDA logo and a post mark showing the date of the Expo.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2020  154,000 3.34 85% Circulation
2020  100,000 6% UNC in 5000 Rolls of 20 Coins
2020  6,500 2% UNC in PNC
2020  500 2% UNC in PNC - Sydney ANDA Issue
2020  7.26 19% UNC in RAM Bags of 10 Coins
2020  53,500 0% UNC in Sachets (2,675 Sachets of 20)

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