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Bomber on new $1 coin

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The 70th anniversary of the retirement of the Avro Lancaster W4783 “G for George,” bomber currently on display at the Australian War Memorial has been commemorated by the Royal Australian Mint has produced a commemorative collectible $1 coin in aluminum bronze.

Reverse of the 2014 uncirculated

Reverse of the 2014 uncirculated "G for George" Bomber dollar

From the time it was built in 1942 until its retirement from active service in 1944 it flew 90 missions over Germany and occupied Europe during World War II.

The coin retails for $13.50 and will be made available online through the Royal Australian Mint.