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2019 100th Anniversary Of The First Flight England To Australia 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin

AU$229.00

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Product Code: 19S2013

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  • 99.99% pure silver
  • Features a spinning propeller set into the coin’s centre
  • Limited mintage – 2,000
  • Australian legal tender
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

 

This exciting new coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first flight from England to Australia.

The first flight from England to Australia touched down in Darwin on 10 December, 1919. Piloting an open air

cockpit Vickers ‘Vimy’ aircraft, Captain Ross Smith, Lieutenant Keith Smith and Sergeants Wally Shiers and

James Bennett made the 17,910 kilometre flight in 28 days. The amazing feat in long-distance aviation was the

catalyst to develop domestic air routes across northern Australia.

Struck by The Perth Mint from 2oz of 99.99% pure silver, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian

Currency Act 1965.

No more than 2,000 of the 100th Anniversary of the First Flight England to Australia 2019 2oz Silver Antiqued

Coin will be released by The Perth Mint.

DESIGN

The coin’s reverse depicts a map with the flight’s route marked

above an illustration of a mountainous landscape. In the

foreground is a representation of the Vickers aircraft. The centre

of the coin features a propeller inset. The design includes The

Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark and the inscription ‘CENTENARY OF

FIRST FLIGHT’ and ‘ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA’.

The Jody Clark effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the

monetary denomination, the coin’s weight and fineness, and the

2019 year-date are shown on the coin’s obverse. The propeller

inset is bordered by a pattern of lines portraying wind and

movement.

TECHNICAL NOTES

In keeping with its historical theme, the coin has been ‘antiqued’ by hand to give it a unique finish conveying the surface abrasions of an aged artefact. As a result of this treatment, the appearance of each coin in the limited mintage may vary.

PRESENTATION

The coin is housed in a classic display case with a clear lid. Packaged with an illustrated shipper, each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

 

Silver Content (Troy oz) 2

Monetary Denomination (AUD) 2

Fineness (% purity) 99.99

Minimum Gross Weight (g) 62.213

Maximum Diameter (mm) 45.50

Maximum Thickness (mm) 6.00

Maximum Mintage 2,000

Designer Jennifer McKenna

 


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