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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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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.66 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

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

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

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

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR
100
QANTAS CENTENARY

Edge

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

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia

Comments

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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  Circulation
2020  UNC in RAM Bags of 10 Coins
2020  100,000 UNC in Rolls of 20 Coins

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