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England to Australia Air Race Centenary 2019 $1 Uncirculated 8-Coin Set

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700.00 Grams
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Product Description

A tribute to the Great Air Race - the first flight from England to Australia in 1919, considered one of the greatest achievements in aviation history.

In 1919, Australian aviator Ross Smith and his brother Keith won the England to Australia Air Race in their Vickers Vimy aeroplane. Taking off from London on the 12thNovember and arriving in Darwin on the 10th December, the journey was the first flight from Great Britain to Australia and represented a major leap forward for commercial aviation. This event was the catalyst to develop domestic air routes across northern Australia.

  • Marks the centenary of the Great Air Race from England to Australia in 1919
  • Struck by the Royal Australian Mint to Uncirculated quality
  • Each coin design features a sculpted plane plus the names of the crew members who participated in the race
  • Coins are housed on informative cards and packed into a collectable tin
  • Issued as Australian Legal Tender
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