In 2014 the Royal Australian Air Force celebrates the centenary of the first flight of an Australian military aircraft, the Bristol Boxkite.
To mark this milestone in Australia’s military history, The Perth Mint is proud to produce this stunning 1oz pure silver commemorative coin.
Each coin is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
The coin’s reverse features a representation of an aeroplane propeller with a Bristol Boxkite flying under the propeller blade, and an F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft soaring above the blade with the inscription 100th ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRALIAN MILITARY AVIATION, the dates 1914 – 2014, and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark also included in the design.
Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are depicted on the coin’s obverse.
The Perth Mint will release no more than 5,000 of the 100 Years of Australian Military Aviation 2014 1oz Silver Proof Coin.
The coin is housed in a stylish presentation case within a military-aviation themed shipper.
Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.