1 oz. Pure Silver Coloured Coin – Aircraft of The Second World War: Consolidated Canso – Mintage: 7,500 (2017)
The flying boats of the Second World War were prized for their long-range flight capabilities. When an amphibious version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina seaplane was introduced in 1939, the more versatile PBY-5A caught the eye of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Re-designated as the Consolidated Canso and manufactured in Canada, the legendary anti-submarine patrol bomber is brought to life once more on this coin, where selective colour showcases the colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron.
The artistry and theme makes this a fantastic addition to your historical-, military- or aircraft-themed collection! Order today!
- SECOND WORLD WAR AIRCRAFT! THIRD in a thrilling three-coin series featuring aircraft flown at home or abroad during the Second World War (1939-1945).
- IN ACTION OVER THE NORTH SEA! Detailed engraving depicts the Consolidated Canso in action over the North Sea, while selective colour re-creates the colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron.
- FEATURES THE EFFIGY OF KING GEORGE VI! Attention to historical accuracy extends to the use of the effigy of King George VI on the obverse, as it appeared on Canadian coins issued during the Second World War.
- AVAILABLE AS A SUBSCRIPTION! Purchase each coin individually, or guarantee a complete set with a one-time subscription to this series! You’ll be sure to receive all three coins, and each subscription comes with a bonus collector tin box shipped with the first coin!
- INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. Most of these are serialized certifications, meaning that each certificate is given a unique number, starting at 1.
- LOW MINTAGE: Only 7,500 coins will be made available worldwide. Hurry and order yours today before they are all gone!
- ONE-OUNCE 99.99% PURE SILVER COIN! Your coin has no GST/HST!
Designed by Canadian artist David A. Oram, your coin features an engraved depiction of the amphibious Consolidated Canso in action in the Atlantic theatre of war. Selective colour re-creates the camouflage colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron—specifically the white-grey fuselage, as well as the blue and green camouflage pattern along the upper wing and tail surfaces. The reporting marks “T” and “9816” are associated with a Canadian Canso piloted by Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride who, on June 3, 1944, dropped four depth charges to destroy U-477 (engraved in the background) in the waters of the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T.H. Paget.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded maroon clamshell with a black beauty box.
- No. 156472
- Mintage 7,500
- Composition 99.99% pure silver
- Finish proof
- Weight (g) 31.83
- Diameter (mm) 40
- Edge serrated
- Certificate serialized
- Face value 20 dollars
- Artist David A. Oram (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)
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