This eleven-piece commemorative set celebrates the Centenary (100th anniversary) of Qantas.
Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia, and is the third-oldest airline in the world after KLM and Avianca. The company was founded in November 1920; it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from "QANTAS", an acronym for its original name, Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services, as it originally served Queensland and the Northern Territory only. It is nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo".
The first coin in the set is made of pure copper; the other ten are made of Aluminium Bronze (same specifications as the circulating $1). All coins have coloured reverses and are in Brilliant Uncirculated grade. Each coin is in its own separate card with an explanatory text.