Centenary of Powered Flight Stamp and Coin Cover

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Dimensions (mm) not provided
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Year 2010
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The Perth Mint has created an Australian $1 coin for exclusive inclusion in Australia Post’s Centenary of Powered Flight Stamp and Coin Cover.

Uncirculated Aluminium Bronze

The $1 coin is struck from aluminium bronze in uncirculated quality.

Historical Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse portrays a representation of famous escapologist Harry Houdini’s Voisin bi-plane, which he flew successfully at Diggers Rest, near Melbourne, 100 years ago in March.  As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the design incorporates the inscription AUSTRALIAN CENTENARY OF FLIGHT DIGGERS REST 18th MARCH 1910.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the $1 coin depicts the Ian Rank-Bradley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2010 year-date on the obverse.

Commemorative $2.10 Stamp

The coin is housed in an illustrated envelope bearing a commemorative $2.10 Australia Post stamp depicting Houdini’s aircraft. 

Commemorative Postmark

The stamp is cancelled with a special postmark containing the words FIRST DAY OF ISSUE 9 MARCH 2010 DIGGERS REST VICTORIA 3427.

Numbered Seal of Authenticity

Each Stamp and Coin Cover features Australia Post’s numbered seal of authenticity.

Technical Specifications


Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Maximum Gross Weight (g) 13.80
Maximum Diameter (mm) 30.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 3.10








Mint   State Perfect Un-circulated (MS-70) Mint state un-circulated coin in perfect condition, showing no traces of wear, and no blemishes, scratches, handling or contact with other coins. The best quality coin possible.

Choice (Gem) Un-circulated (MS-65-69) An above average un-circulated coin which retains all of the original mint brilliance or luster, and has a very few contact marks on the surface or rim, which are barely noticeable.

Brilliant Un-circulated or BU (MS-60-64) An un-circulated coin having no traces of wear but which has a few contact marks, surface spotting or lacks some of its original luster.

Choice About Un-circulated (AU-55 & 58)
A coin having very light wear on only the highest points of the design but no other defects and with most of its luster remaining.  

About Un-circulated (AU-50) Coin has evidence of light wear on many of the high points but at least half of the mint luster is still present.

Extremely Fine (EF-40)
The coin design is lightly worn in most places but all the features remain sharp and well defined.

Choice Very Fine (VF-30)
Light even wear on the surface and highest parts of the design but most major features and the lettering are sharp.

Very Fine (VF-20)
Minor features such as some of the finer hair detail, feathers, etc. will be moderately worn. Shows moderate wear on high points of design. All major details are clear.

Fine (F-12)
Moderate to considerable even wear over most features and the lettering. A lot of the details are worn through but you can still see a good deal of the design.

Very Good (VG-8)
The entire design is weak, but a few details are visible. Well worn throughout but coin rims still visible.  

Good (G-4)
Heavily worn but design and legend still visible although quite weak in spots. Many details are gone.

About Good (AG-3)
Very heavily worn with portions of lettering, date and legends worn smooth and barely discernable.

$11.00 USD

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