2014 Centenary of Military Aviation & Submarines 2 Coin PNC
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2014 Centenary of Military Aviation & Submarines 2 Coin PNC

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2014 Centenary of Military Aviation & Submarines 2 Coin PNC

The Perth Mint along with Australia Post are releasing a commemorative to celebrate the Centenary of Australian Military Aviation and Submarines with this stunning Coin & Stamp Cover.

On 1stMarch 1914, Bristol Military Biplane CFS-3 took the first military flight, at the Army flying field, Point Cook Victoria.
Australia subsequently became the only British dominion to establish a flying corps, the Australian Flying Corps (AFC) for service during World War I.

Australia’s first submarines, British-built E Class vessels known as AE1 and AE2, commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in February 1914, arrived in Sydney on 24 May.
On 14 September 1914, AE1 was tragically lost with all crew during the occupation of Rabaul in German New Guinea.
AE2 went on to support British-led operations off the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey and on 25 April 1915 was the first British submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles.
On 30th April, after being damaged by a Turkish gunboat, AE2 was scuttled by her crew, all of whom were captured.

Issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965, each uncirculated aluminium bronze coins are housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin’s obverse and reverse designs.

The reverse of the Aviation coin features a representation of a Bristol aeroplane propeller with a military Boxkite flying under the propeller blade and a F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft soaring above it.
The inscription 100th Anniversary of Australian Military Aviation, the dates 1914-2014 and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark.

The reverse of the submarine coin features a representation of a submarine rising from the depths of the ocean, set against an ominous cloudy sky.
The inscription Centenary of Australian Submarines, the dates 1914-2014 and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ Mintmark.

Affixed to the envelope are two official Australia Post 70c stamps. Each stamp is postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia post’s Seal of Authenticity and number.


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