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2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

2019-1-AIR-RACE-8C

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2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

- Mintage 10,000 Sets

- Special Air Race commemorative Tin

- Includes 8 stunning $1 Coins

- Features Planes and Pilots in full colour card

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2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

In 1919 the Australian Government announced a L10,000 prize for the first Australians to fly from England to Australia in less than 30 days, in a British-built plane. The competition promoted Australian aviation after the First World War.

Six Australian and one French crew took up the challenge, flying timber and fabric planes. Critics protested that the race could become deadly. Tragically, two crews lost their lives. Two more crashed out of the race. Along the route, the brave crews faced dramatic dangers including volcanoes, storms, equipment failures and unfriendly locals.

The winning achievement by the Vickers Vimy Team, lead by Sir Ross Smith, was considered a remarkable achievement for the time and the greatest conquest over the air.

In 1919, six Australian air crews took to the skies in the world's most dramatic air race to date, racing to be the first to fly from England to Australia in 30 days. The excitement, drama and tragedy of the Great Air Race is commemorated in this set of eight stunning 2019 $1 uncirculated coins, packaged in a collectable tin.

Each coin design features a beautifully sculpted plane plus the names of the crew members who participated in the race.

The coins come mounted in a full colour, informative card and packed into a collectable tin.

Each set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

The coin's obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for Ian Rank-Broadley

Each coin is issued as Australian Legal Tender

Strictly limited mintage of 10,000 sets

Denomination :  8 x $1 Coins 

Quality :            Uncirculated

Metal :              Aluminium Bronze

Weight :            9.00 gms

Diameter :         25 mm

Mintage :           10,000

Certificate of Authenticity : Royal Australian Mint Official Release

NOTE : Limit 2 per Customer / Household

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2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

2019 $1 Centenary of the Great Air Race - England to Australia 1919 8 Coin Collection

- Mintage 10,000 Sets

- Special Air Race commemorative Tin

- Includes 8 stunning $1 Coins

- Features Planes and Pilots in full colour card

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