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

SKU: 623932082687

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Country: Canada
Year: 2017

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The flying boats of the Second World War were prized for their long-range flight capabilities, but it was an amphibious version of the Consolidated PBY Catalina seaplane that caught the eye of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Re-designated as the Consolidated Canso and manufactured here in Canada, this legendary anti-submarine patrol bomber is brought to life once more on this third (and final) coin in the Aircraft of the Second World War series. Detailed engraving depicts the Consolidated Canso in action over the North Sea, while selective colour re-creates the colours and markings of RCAF No. 162 Squadron.

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 SquadronÑspecifically the white-grey fuselage, as well as the blue and green camouflage pattern along the upper wing and tail surfaces. The reporting marks ÒTÓ and Ò9816Ó 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.

A valued collector item for aviation enthusiasts and collectors, or a deeply meaningful keepsake for those whose loved ones served in the war.


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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