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
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 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.