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Canada 2017 Aircraft of the Second World War #1 - Hawker Hurricane Fighters During the Battle of Britain and King George VI World War II WWII $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color in 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case Tin Box L01

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FIRST IN A THRILLING NEW SERIES! The Aircraft of World War II take to the skies once again! Two Hawker Hurricane fighters seek to destroy Luftwaffe airplanes over London and the Thames River during the Battle of Britain during the Second World War on this one troy ounce, pure silver military proof with color!In 3-coin custom metal presentation case tin.

The Complete 3-Coin Collection of all THREE different Aircraft of World War II Pure Silver Proofs in the 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case Tin may be available - click here to see if it is!


This listing is for the Hawker Hurricane Fighters Silver Proof in the 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case Tin. The Hawker Hurricane Fighters Silver Proof may also be available in a single coin box - click here to see if it is!

If the First World War introduced the concept of aerial combat, then the Second World War cemented the status of air power 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 aviation's reach farther than ever before, while a new technology, radar, bolstered defensive and offensive strategies in the skies.

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The Hawker Hurricane Fighter Pure Silver Proof in 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case

WWII Aircraft #1 in Custom Metal 3-Coin Case

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History remembers the Hawker Hurricane as one of the most versatile aircraft of the Second World War, and as a great defender of Great Britain during the legendary Battle of Britain in 1940, along with the Supermarine Spitfire. This fine silver coin pays tribute to the Hurricane as a military and aviation icon - one that was flown throughout the war by the Canadian pilots in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).The one troy ounce, pure silver proof coins in the Aircraft of the Second World War series salute three of the most famous aircraft flown between 1939 and 1945, when the entire globe was locked in a mortal struggle for freedom. Whether used to defend the homeland or in combat overseas, these planes represent important symbols of heroic valor and sacrifice. The reverse of each coin replicates the original portrait of King George VI, the wartime monarch during World War II, 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 they're gone!
 

The Hawker Hurricane Fighter
History remembers the Hawker Hurricane as one of the most versatile fighter aircraft of the Second World War, and as a great defender of Great Britain during the legendary Battle of Britain in 1940, along with the Supermarine Spitfire. This fine silver coin pays tribute to the Hurricane as a military and aviation icon - one that was flown throughout the war by the Canadian pilots in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
Aircraft of the Second World War Program
Airplanes featured in the Aircraft of the Second World War program will include:

    Hawker Hurricane Fighter
    Avro Anson Bomber
    Consolidated PBY Catalina (Canso)

    + Hawker Hurricane Fighter in 3-Coin Custom Metal Presentation Case Tin
    + Aircraft of World War II Complete 3-Coin Collection

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The Battle of Britain
King George VI of Great Britain, the Wartime Monarch of England and Canada During World War II (The Second World War), as depicted on Canadian legal tender coinage of the era.The Battle of Britain took place in the summer and autumn of 1940; it was the first major campaign of the Second World War to be fought entirely by air forces. It was also the battle that would decide the fate of the United Kingdom, and as a result, the outcome of the Second World War. During the Battle of Britain in World War II, the only thing standing between England and Nazi invasion was a small cadre of extremely brave fliers in their Hurricanes and Supermarine Spitfires. As Winston Churchill opined, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

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An Original Work of Military Fine Art
The meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features an engraved depiction of two Hawker Hurricane fighters patrolling the skies over Great Britain during the Battle of Britain, circa 1940. The design features an outstanding amount of detail, all painstakingly engraved and enhanced with the use of multiple finishes. In the background, a part in the cloud cover reveals the Thames Estuary below, where the fuel tanks and ships of a vital British shipping port are to be defended from airborne attacks by the German Luftwaffe. The selectively colored Hurricane in the foreground bears the reporting marks of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 1 Squadron, along with the identifier YO-A and the serial number P3069 that are associated with the aircraft flown by Squadron Leader Ernest Archibald McNab. This Hurricane’s combat experience is evident in the markings and faded paint on its fuselage and wings, but does little to diminish the aircraft’s overall colorful appearance - from its grey-green camouflage to the multi-colored roundels on the wings and fuselage, along with the red, white and blue tail flash. The reverse features the effigy of the wartime monarch, King George VI, by T. H. Paget.

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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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WWII Aircraft #1 3-Coin Custom BoxPurity 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
The meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features an engraved depiction of two Hawker Hurricane fighters patrolling the skies over Great Britain during the Battle of Britain, circa 1940. The date is also indicated.

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Reverse
A frosted cameo portrait of His Majesty, King George VI, in profile facing left. This portrait was executed by the artist, sculptor and designer T. H. Paget. The legend GEORGIVS VI DEI GRA: REX ET IND: IMP: (“George VI, King and Emperor of India by the Grace of God”) replicates the design of the original coinage. The denomination is also indicated.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a custom metal presentation case tin, lined with black velvet. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Canada
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value 20 Dollars
Weight 31.83 g
Diameter 40 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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