2017 Aircraft of WWII – Avro Anson 1oz Proof Silver Coin. Price includes all Eurozone import and VAT charges. If the First World War introduced the concept of aerial combat, then the Second World War cemented its status as one of the defining elements of modern warfare. Rapid advancement in aircraft technology produced the aluminum-clad bombers, cargo planes and jet-powered aircraft that gradually replaced the wooden-framed and fabric-clad biplanes of the Great War. Aircraft carriers allowed planes to extend their reach farther than ever before, while a new technologyradarbolstered defensive and offensive strategies in the skies. The Aircraft of the Second World War series salutes three of the most iconic aircraft flown between 1939 and 1945. Whether used to defend the homeland, in combat overseas or as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan here in Canada, these aircraft are remembered as important symbols of Canadian valour and sacrifice. Coin Metal: 9999 pure silver. Coin Weight: 1oz (31.83g). Year of Issue: 2017. Coin Mintage: 7,500. Country of Issue: Canada (Royal Canadian Mint). The Avro Anson: Nicknamed Faithful Annie, the Avro Anson was reputed for its stability and rugged reliability. Its wartime production fuelled Canadas aircraft manufacturing industry, but its most significant role was arguably as the twin-engine aircraft of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). Designed by Canadian artist David A. Oram, your coin features an engraved depiction of an Avro Anson in one of its many roles during the war. The legendary aircraft is brought to life once more by an outstanding amount of detailed engraving, all skillfully enhanced by the use of multiple finishes that convey the intensity of the situation, as it flies over a convoy of ships at sea. 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 of your three coins, as it appeared on Canadian coins issued during the Second World. Your coin is packaged in a standard clamshell case with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The item “2017 Aircraft of WWII Avro Anson 1oz Proof Silver Coin” is in sale since Wednesday, January 03, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins\Coins\World\Canada”. The seller is “minted-uk” and is located in Essex. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Central America & Canada
- Country: Canada
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada