2019 100th Anniversary Of The First Flight England To Australia 2oz Silver Antiqued Coin
Product Code: 19S2013
- 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.
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
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.
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