2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin

  • 2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • 2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin
  • Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
  • Coloured Reverse Design
  • ‘P’ Mintmark
  • Australian Legal Tender
  • Presentation Packaging
  • Limited Mintage
  • Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

HOUDINI REMEMBERED AS FIRST MAN TO TAKE CONTROL OF AUSTRALIAN SKIES

For more information about Australia's Centenary of Flight, including celebrations and festival information visit http://www.houdini.diggersrest.com/

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2010 Australian Centenary of Flight 1oz Silver Proof Coin 10N18BAA AUS $ 95.45
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Product Information

 

Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of successful flight in Australia, this spectacular aviation commemorative is struck by The Perth Mint from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.

Coloured Reverse Design

The coin’s reverse depicts Houdini’s French-designed Voisin bi-plane in colour.  The image overlays words from a typical poster publicising Houdini’s stunts.  As well as The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, the reverse includes the inscriptions ‘DIGGERS REST MARCH 18th 1910’ and ‘AUSTRALIAN CENTENARY of Flight’.

Australian Legal Tender

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, the coin bears the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its reverse.

Presentation Packaging

The coin is housed in a presentation case and illustrated shipper.

Limited Mintage

The Perth Mint will release no more than 7,500 of these coins.

Numbered Certificate of Authenticity

Each coin is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

Technical Specifications

Silver Content (Troy oz) 1
Monetary Denomination (AUD) 1
Fineness (% purity) 99.9
Minimum Gross Weight (g) 31.135
Maximum Diameter (mm) 40.60
Maximum Thickness (mm) 4.00

An isolated nation with a vast interior, Australia had much to gain from the development of successful flying machines at the beginning of the 20th century.  To promote interest in aviation, the Australian Aerial League invited Harry Houdini to demonstrate his flying skills while on tour here in 1910.  The famous escapologist took-off at Diggers Rest, near Melbourne, on 18 March.  A short flight of about a minute’s duration was followed by a second flight that saw him rise 100 feet, remaining airborne for almost five minutes.  With a third successful attempt that day, Houdini is regarded as having completed the first sustained flight in Australia.