2017 Aircraft of the Second World War Consolidated Canso 1oz Silver
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 technology—radar—bolstered 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)
- Coin Finish: Proof
- Coin Denomination: $20
- Year of Issue: 2017
- Coin Mintage: 7,500
- Country of Issue: Canada
- Diameter: 40mm
The Consolidated Canso: The flying boats of the Second World War were prized for their long-range flight capabilities, but it was the amphibious version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina seaplane that caught the eye of the Royal Canadian Airforce (RCAF). Re-designated as the Consolidated Canso and manufactured in Canada, this legendary anti-submarine patrol bomber is brought to life once more on this third and final coin in the Aircraft of the Second World War series.
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 coin, as it appeared on Canadian coins issued during the Second World
Your coin is packaged in a standard clamshell case completed with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
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