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Canada 2017 Aircraft of the Second World War #2 - Avro Anson Marine Reconnaissance Bomber of Coastal Command and King George VI World War II WWII $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color L02

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Get the second in this thrilling series, as the Aircraft of World War II take to the skies once again! An Avro Anson marine reconnaissance bomber of Coastal Command downs a twin-engined Messerschmidt BF 110 fighter and protects an inbound convoy from Canada during the Second World War on this one troy ounce, pure silver military proof with color!

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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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Avro Anson Twin-Engined BomberThe 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 Avro Anson Multi-Role Twin Engined Bomber
The Avro Anson is a British twin-engined, multi-role aircraft that served with the British Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Canadian Air Force and numerous other air forces before, during, and after the Second World War. Developed from the Avro 652 airliner, the Anson (named after British Admiral George Anson) was developed for maritime reconnaissance and convoy protection, but found to be obsolete in this role as World War II wound on. It was then found to be suitable as a multi-engined aircrew trainer, becoming the mainstay of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). By the end of production in 1952 a total of 8,138 had been built by Avro in nine variants, with a further 2,882 built by Federal Aircraft Ltd in Canada beginning in 1941.

Nicknamed “Faithful Annie”, the Avro Anson earned its reputation for stability and rugged reliability. Its wartime production fueled Canada’s aircraft manufacturing industry, but its most significant role was arguably as the twin-engine aircraft of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This fine silver coin honors the versatile Ansons for their many contributions to the Allied cause during the Second World War, as well as the brave and heroic crews that flew them.

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Aircraft of the Second World War Program
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.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 Case
    + Aircraft of World War II Complete 3-Coin Collection

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The Battle of Britain
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 an Avro Anson in one of its many roles during World War II. The legendary aircraft is brought to life once more by an outstanding amount of superb engraving, skilfully enhanced by the use of multiple finishes that convey the intensity of the situation as it flies over a convoy of ships in the Atlantic ocean. Full color recreates the dark green and brown camouflage colors of the Anson, whose gun turret remains trained on the Messerschmitt BF 110 twin engined heavy fighter in the background. 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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Aircraft of WWII #2 - Avro Anson in 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 an Avro Anson in one of its many roles during World War II. 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 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 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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