2019 $20 100th Anniversary of the First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight - Pure Silver Coin

SKU: 623932096776

RCM Number:
172737
Country: Canada
Year: 2019

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Description

A classic stamp returns 50 years laterÑand on the centennial of a historic flight.

On June 14, 1919, a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber lifted off from St. JohnÕs, Newfoundland and flew straight into the history books. British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown persevered through a rough takeoff, equipment failures, fog, ice and snow before crash-landing the next day in County Galway, Ireland. In doing so, they became the first aviators to cross the Atlantic Ocean in less than 72 consecutive hours Ñ a new milestone in aviation history.

In 1969, Canada Post issued a 15-cent stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. Now, 50 years after that special issue Ñ and on the centennial of this aviation first Ñ the Canadian stamp is forever immortalized on this stamp-shaped, 99.99% fine silver coin.

Engraved on the stamp-shaped reverse is a colour reproduction of a 1969 Canadian postage stamp, designed by Robert William Bradford and issued on the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight. The original 15-cent stamp features a stylized map of the North Atlantic Ocean behind the Vickers Vimy bomber piloted by British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brow, who completed their historic flight from St. JohnÕs, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland, on June 14-15, 1919. Like the original issue, the design includes the word ÒCANADAÓ, the historic flight date Ò1919Ó, and the stampÕs Ò15Ó-cent denomination. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Details

FEATURES:
Produced By: RCM
Denomination: 20 Dollars
Year: 2019

TECHNICAL SPECS:
Diameter: 51 mm x 30 mm
Material: Silver
Fineness: 0.9999
Weight: 31.86 grams
Bullion Weight: 1.024 Ounces

EXTENDED INFORMATION:
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Canada Post Stamp design commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight
Artist: Robert William Bradford
Finish: Proof
Quantity Produced: 5000
Monarch: Queen Elizabeth II
Theme: Canadian, Royal Canadian Mint, Transportation


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