Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas, Coin from Australia
CoinSilver Kilo 2020 Qantas

The Australian one kilo silver piece (abbreviated as 1 kg and designated with Ag for "silver") is a bullion coin format. Uniquely, in Australia there are two mints authorised to strike legal tender: the Royal Australian Mint (which also makes the country's circulating coinage) and the Perth Mint which only makes collector and bullion coins, as well as other bullion products.

Both mints endeavour to create coins with attractive designs, and to introduce new designs and themes often, in order to raise the numismatic value of the coins over the value of previous metal used.

This commemorative silver one kilo (1 kg) coin denominated as $30 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 coins are in Proof FDC grade and were released boxed. They are plated with 99.99% gold.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage100
Obverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait" worldwide but "Sixth Portrait" in Australia, where the Queen's portrait by Vladimir Gottwald was fifth).

The Queen also wears the Coronation Necklace; originally made for Queen Victoria in 1858, it was also worn at the coronations (as Queen's Consort) of Queen Alexandra in 1902, Queen Mary in 1911 and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen mother) in 1937.

Unlike on British coinage, the effigy is "uncouped" (includes the Queen's shoulders) and extends almost to the rim of the coin; consequently, the legend does not run continuously around the rim.

The artist's initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incuse in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy (on the Queen's right shoulder, near the rim).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Reverse
Australia / Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin shows a jet airplane (Boeing 787 Dreamliner) with a single jet engine on each wing in flight, as seen from above; from the tip of each wing, two parallel lines run to the edge of the coin. Partly obscured by it, the number 100 in a large font with combinations of horizontal, vertical and zigzag lines inside the outer border of each numeral; and

Below, a small map of Australia. Over the second 0 in 100, the kangaroo silhouette trademark owned by Qantas Airways Limited.

On two lines above, QANTAS 1920 · 2020.

Around below, the face value and denomination 30 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription QANTAS 1920 · 2020 30 DOLLARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance in Currency (Australian Coins) Amendment (2019 Royal Australian Mint No. 5) Determination 2019 on 11 September 2019.

See also

There is also a circulating commemorative Qantas Centenary $1 coin with a slightly different design.

All (18) coins of type: Silver Kilo (1 kg)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Silver Kilo 2011 Year of the Rabbit unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1KG 999 SILVER 2011 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2016 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2017 Australian Koala 300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2018 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2019 Year of the Pig, RAM 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS · 1990 2020
Silver Kilo 2020 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Bull and Bear 500 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 2020 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Rat 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020 · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2020 Year of the Mouse unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas 100 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox, Coloured 5,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Year of the Ox unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1 KILO 9999 Ag 30 DOLLARS
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Kookaburra unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
Silver Kilo 2021 Australian Koala unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA · 30 DOLLARS ·
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Silver Kilo 2020 Qantas: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeSilver Kilo (1 kg)
Issued2020
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)
Face Value30 (x Dollar)
Total Mintage100
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Silver
DesignerStevan Stojanovic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size100.900 mm
Thickness14.500 mm
Mass1,000.000 g
OCC IDLBRP-ORRC-PWNB-OMNY
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