In 2020 Qantas celebrates its centenary. Acknowledging this historic
occasion, the Royal Australian Mint presents this collection of 11 2020 $1
uncirculated coins. Each coloured uncirculated coin features an aircraft
from the Qantas fleet over the century. The eleventh is a special copper
coin paying homage to the original Australian Kangaroo Penny, the
inspiration for the Qantas Flying Kangaroo logo.
Qantas, Australia’s own pioneering air service, will celebrate its centenary
in 2020. At its foundation in western Queensland in 1920, Qantas first
consisted of two aircraft and three staff, serving remote communities in
inland Australia. The airline continued to grow, assisting the Royal Flying
Doctors in the provision of medical aid in the outback, and supporting
Australia with vital services during the Second World War, while
maintaining crucial air contact with the United Kingdom.
As post-war Australia grew, Qantas continued to grow with the nation,
bringing many new Australians to our shores, and allowing Australians
to experience air travel for the first time. Nowadays Qantas is considered
one of the world’s leading long-distance airlines, connecting Australia
with the world.
Coin collection includes 11 coloured $1 dollar coins including a special commemorative copper coin to pay homage to the Kangaroo Penny, the design inspiration for the Qantas Flying Kangaroo logo
Each coin is individually packaged and housed in a specially designed box. Includes a timeline of Qantas’ history
Coin’s obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark
Australian legal tender and Coins are not available separately
Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask