2017 $20 Aircraft of the Second World War: Consolidated Canso

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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This 2017 $20 fine silver coin is part of an Aircraft of the Second World War Series.  The coin artistically creates a striking contrast using a near flawless proof finish and selective colour.  The coin pays tribute to this legendary anti-submarine patrol bomber - Consolidated Canso.  The coin weighs just over one ounce of pure silver, and has a limited mintage of 7,500 coins.  HST/GST exempt.

The Design:

The reverse design by Canadian artist David A. Oram features an engraved depiction of the amphibious Consolidated Canso in action in the Atlantic theatre of war. Selective colour re-creates the camouflage colours 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 a Canadian Canso piloted by Flt. Lt. R.E. McBride who, on June 3, 1944, dropped four depth charges to destroy U-477 (engraved in the background) in the waters of the North Sea, off the coast of Norway. The obverse features the effigy of King George VI by T.H. Paget.

The coin is engraved with the word "CANADA," the date "2017" and the words "Consolidated Canso". The back design features an effigy of King George VI, by T. H. Paget, as used on Canadian coins in the Second World War period.


Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2017

Diameter: 40mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.83 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.023 Troy Ounces

Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Consolidated Canso
Finish: Proof
Series: Aircraft of the Second World War, Coin 3 of 3
Quantity Produced: 7500
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canada's Military

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