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Canada 2016 Aircraft of the First World War #2 - Sopwith Triplane Fighters and King George V World War I WWI $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color in Single Box L05

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Get this second in the Aircraft of the First World War program, documenting the heavier-than-air war machines of WWI! A pair of the highly maneuverable Sopwith Triplane fighters patrol the skies over the battlefield at Passchendaele during World War I on this one troy ounce, pure silver military proof with color!  In single coin box.
 
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This listing is for the Sopwith Triplane Fighter Silver Proof in a single coin box. The Sopwith Triplane Fighter Silver Proof may also be available in the 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case Tin - click here to see if it is!

Heavier-than-air controlled flight was barely a decade old when World War I began in 1914, but the impetus of warfare quickly fueled incredible advancements in aviation technology. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Talisman Coins is proud to bring you the military-themed Aircraft of the First World War Series! Each one troy ounce, pure silver proof coin highlights a different airplane that fought in the skies above Europe between 1914 and 1918, when the entire globe was locked in a mortal struggle for freedom. The reverse of each coin replicates the original portrait of King George V, the wartime monarch during World War I, as found on Canadian coinage of the era. Get these low-mintage pure silver beauties, complete with the aerial war machines of the aces in full color, before their gone!

Airplanes featured in the Aircraft of the First World War program include:

    Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a Fighter
    Sopwith Triplane Fighter
    Curtiss H-12 Flying Boat Shooting Down a Zeppelin!

    + Aircraft of World War I Complete 3-Coin Collection

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Sopwith_Triplane_Fighter_World_War_IThe second coin in the Aircraft of the First World War Series pays tribute to the aerobatic Sopwith Triplane, and the Canadians who famously piloted it over the Western Front between May and August 1917. The Sopwith Triplane was a British single seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War. Pilots nicknamed it the Tripehound or simply the Tripe. The Triplane became operational with the Royal Naval Air Service in early 1917 and was immediately successful. The Triplane was nevertheless built in comparatively small numbers and was withdrawn from active service as the even better-performing Sopwith Camels arrived in the latter half of 1917. Surviving aircraft continued to serve as operational trainers until the end of the war.

The Sopwith Triplane was famously flown by No. 10 Naval Squadron's "B" Flight, better known as "Black Flight." This all-Canadian flight was commanded by ace Raymond Collishaw. Their aircraft, named Black Maria, Black Prince, Black George, Black Roger, Black Death and Black Sheep, were distinguishable by their black-painted fins and cowlings. Black Flight claimed 87 German aircraft downed in three months while equipped with the Triplane. Collishaw himself scored 34 of his eventual 60 victories in the aircraft, making him the top Triplane ace.

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An Original Work of Art
The meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features a rich, elaborate, engraved depiction of two Sopwith Triplanes flying above the Messines Ridge in June 1917. The use of selective color recreates the distinctive appearance of Black Maria, flown by Flt. Lt. Raymond Collishaw of Nanaimo, B.C., while behind his plane is the engraved depiction of Black Roger, flown by Flt. S. Lt. Ellis Vair Reid of Belleville, Ontario. The Sopwith Triplane’s reputation for exceptional maneuvrability is on display as Black Maria completes a sharp turn. This allows for a closer view of the plane’s markings, wing construction, even its .303-caliber Vickers machine gun atop the fuselage. The parting of the clouds reveals the tragic devastation of the First World War on the Ypres area below, where there is little left of the village of Passchendaele save for the ruins of its church and the road that curves through the blast-scarred fields.

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Technology Note - Color
The Royal Canadian Mint leads the world with its proprietary colorization technology, in which the color is actually sealed on the coin. The intricate detail, smooth gradients, and extreme precision of the technology create a stunning look on each coin.

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Purity Note
The Royal Canadian Mint refines the purest silver in the world. The RCM is also the only mint in the world to issue commemorative coins in a .9999 fineness. This one troy ounce silver coin is 99.99% pure!

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Obverse

WWI Aircraft - Sopwith Camel in BoxThe meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features a rich, elaborate, engraved depiction of two Sopwith Triplanes flying above the Messines Ridge in June 1917. The date and denomination are also indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of His Majesty, King George V, in profile facing left. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer Sir E. B. MacKennal. The legend GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: (“George V, King and Emperor of India by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original coinage.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a burgundy leatherette, clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and protected by a black outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2016
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.39 g
Diameter 38 mm
Mintage Limit      7,500
   
Finish Proof with Color
Composition .9999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist David A. Oram
Certificate Individually Numbered

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