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Canada 2017 Aircraft of the Second World War #3 - Consolidated Canso PBY Catalina Flying Boat Maritime Bomber and King George VI World War II WWII $20 Pure Silver Proof with Color L03

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Get the third and final coin in this thrilling series, as the Aircraft of World War II take to the skies once again! An amphibious Consolidated Canso PBY Catalina attacks a Nazi German U-boat submarine 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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Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina_Canso_Flying_Boat_in_flight_1942-1943_Second_World_War_IIThe 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!

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The Consolidated Canso PBY Catalina Flying Boat Maritime Bomber
The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, was an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft, produced during the 1930s and 1940s by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used seaplanes of the Second World War. Catalinas served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations.

During World War II, PBY Catalinas were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escort, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most numerous aircraft of its kind ever built. The last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. In 2014, nearly 80 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as a waterbomber (or airtanker) in aerial firefighting operations all over the world. This fine silver coin honors the versatile Cansos for their many contributions to the Allied cause during the Second World War, as well as the brave and heroic crews that flew them.

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.Click here for all coins in the Aircraft of the World War II series!

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 Case
    + Aircraft of World War II Complete 3-Coin Collection

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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 amphibious Consolidated Canso in action in the Atlantic theater of war 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 - attacking a German U-boat!

Full color recreates the camouflage colors and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron - specifically, the white-grey fuselage, as well as the blue and green camouflage pattern along the upper wing and tail surfaces. The reporting marks “T” and “9816” are associated with the Canadian Canso piloted by Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride who, on June 3, 1944, which dropped four depth charges to destroy submarine U-477 in the waters of the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. The reverse features the effigy of the wartime monarch, King George VI, by T. H. Paget.

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Consolidated_PBY-5A_Catalina_Canso_Flying_Boat_on_the_Water_Second_World_War_IIThe 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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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
Aircraft of WWII #1 - Hawker Hurricane in BoxThe meticulously detailed design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features an engraved depiction of a Consolidated PBY Catalina, known as the Canso in Canadian service, 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
Consolidated_PBY_Catalina_Canso_Flying_Boat_and_Crews_Second_World_War_II
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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