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Australia G for George

2014  One Dollar reverse 2014  One Dollar obverse

2014 One Dollar

Size:25mm Weight:9g Composition:97% Copper
2.5% Aluminium
0.5% Zinc

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The G for George one dollar was issued in 2014 to commemorate seventy years since the retirement of the George Arvo Lancaster bomber. The reverse features A. Stokic's depiction of the George Arvo Lancaster dropping bombs along with the legend "G for GEORGE ONE DOLLAR" and the small text "FROM 1942, TO 1944, MISSIONS 90". The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with the legend and denomination "ELIZABETH II - AUSTRALIA 2007".

'G for George' is a Lancaster aircraft belonging to the RAAF Bomber Command. This bomber flew ninety missions over Nazi Germany and occupied Europe. This plane is currently on display at the Australian War Memorial. (Australian War Memorial, 2017) Although focusing on the George Lancaster bomber this coin more generally commemorates the sacrifices made by the thousands of Australian airmen who undertook operations as part of the RAF Bomber Command during World War II.

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