2020 $1 Qantas Centenary Coloured Uncirculated 11 Coin Set
Aviation and Australian history enthusiasts will be able to celebrate the 2020 centenary of Australia’s pioneering air service Qantas, with this 2020 $1 11-coin collection.
Each coloured coin features an aircraft from Qantas’s 100-year history, and a special commemorative copper coin celebrates the Kangaroo Penny, the original design inspiration for Australia’s beloved Qantas Flying Kangaroo.
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.
- Each coloured coin features an aircraft from Qantas’s 100-year history, and a special commemorative copper coin celebrates the Kangaroo Penny
- Packaged in a specially designed box including a timeline of a century of Qantas
- Mintage of 40,000 sets worldwide
- Australian legal tender