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Niue 2017 CAC Boomerang - First Australian Fighter Plane 75th Anniversary Second World War II $1 1 Troy Ounce Pure Silver WWII Ultra High Relief Proof P09 - MINTAGE 750

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TRULY RARE - the mintage limit is just 750, so don't delay! This ULTRA HIGH RELIEF, one troy ounce pure silver dollar commemorates the first Australian designed and built fighter plane of World War II, housed in a solid wood presentation case!

Investment Opportunity!This high relief, low-mintage one troy ounce pure silver dollar is an intricately detailed tour de force of the minter's art! We rarely speak of a coin costing under $100 as an investment, but the total mintage is only 750! This aviation and military themed silver dollar is housed in a solid wood presentation case with individually numbered certificate. What are you waiting for? Don't miss out!

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Second World War, Talisman Coins is proud to bring you this incredibly low mintage, military-themed aviation silver dollar. Appropriately named after the deadly flying weapon of the native Australian Aborigines, the heavily armed and armored Boomerang fighter was the first Australian-designed and Australian-built warplane. So great was the need of the Royal Australian Air Force after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that the Boomerang was rushed from drawing board to front line service in just months during the desperate early days of the War in the Pacific!

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The Australian Boomerang Fighter
The CAC Boomerang was a fighter aircraft designed and manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation between 1942 and 1945. Approved for production shortly following the Empire of Japan's entry into the Second World War, the Boomerang was rapidly designed as to meet the urgent demands for fighter aircraft to equip the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Boomerang holds the distinction of being the first combat aircraft to be both designed and constructed in Australia.

Just one day before the devastating Japanese bombing of the port of Darwin, in the Northern Territories, on February 18, 1942 the Australian War Cabinet authorized an order for 105 CA-12 fighter airplanes. Shortly thereafter, the name Boomerang was selected for the CA-12 aircraft. The ordering of production aircraft had been made in advance of any prototype being produced or maiden flight performed, with the net result that the Boomerang had been effectively ordered "off the drawing board".

During World War II the Boomerang flew not just from airfields on the Australian mainland, but also from airbases throughout the Southwest Pacific theater of operations, including New Guinea, Borneo and the Solomon Islands. On August 14, 1945 the wartime role of the Boomerang came to an end when the order of suspension of all offensive operations against land targets, except for direct support of Allied ground forces in contact with the enemy, was issued. This was just one day before Emperor Hirohito announced the surrender of all Japanese military forces, a surrender that culminated with the signing of the official surrender document on the decks of the battleship U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

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Obverse
A frosted cameo vignette two Boomerang fighter aircraft, rendered in ultra high relief, in flight over the port of Darwin in the Northern Territories during the Second World War. The legends CAC BOOMERANG and AUSTRALIA'S 1ST FIGHTER AIRCRAFT 1942 mark the 75th anniversary of Australia's first domestically designed and manufactured fighter warplane.

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Reverse
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley. The legend ELIZABETH II, the date and denomination also appear. The legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantee the weight and purity.

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Packaging
The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, highly polished, solid wood clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by a full-color outer box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included.

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Specifications
Country Niue
Year of Issue 2017
   
Face Value One Dollar
Weight 31.107 g
Diameter 32 mm
Mintage Limit    750
   
Finish Proof with High Relief
Composition .999 Fine (Pure) Silver
Edge Reeded (milled, serrated)
   
Artist Ian Rank-Broadley (reverse)
Certificate Individually Numbered




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