Themes of each set include. Powered Flight in Canada: The First 50 Years (10 coin set).
Powered Flight in Canada: Beyond World War II (10 coin set). Aluminum case in the shape of a wing, with certificate of authenticity. Coins in beautiful 10 coin display case made from recycled Canadian Airplanes.
Pioneers of Powered Flight - 1900 - 1949. The first fifty years of powered flight in Canada represent a courageous saga mixed with fortitude and good fortune. The early airplane was a plaything for adventurous adults. Competitions and air shows would draw thousands of curious spectators, providing them with their first opportunity to see the new flying machines. Daring young flyers would astound onlookers by buzzing the skylines and high-rises of their time.
Accidents were plentiful but, ironically, deaths were few, even though the inexperienced aviators knew little of the science of flight. The pioneers of aviation included more than just pilots. Many inventors, engineers, and hobbyists worked in garages and barns across the country for their chance to soar through the air. Though many made contributions to the evolution of the airplane, for the most part, the only reward they received for their efforts and self-sacrifice was the satisfaction of having tried their best. Later, passenger air service would unite family and friends across the immense nation.Journeys that used to take a week could now be completed in hours. The efforts, resources and determination devoted to opening this huge and harsh country through the development of aviation cannot be forgotten.
Though the railroad may have tied the country together, the airplane was responsible for bringing Canadians closer. Powered Flight in Canada: Series 1 The First 50 Years Coin Series - The Complete 10-Coin Set. Style #1: 1990 Avro Ansan and the Harvard.Style #2: 1990 Avro Lancaster. Style #3: 1991 AEA Silver Dart. Style #4: 1991 de Havilland Beaver. Style #5: 1992 Curtiss JN-4 (Canuck). Style #6: 1992 de Havilland Gipsy Moth. Style #7: 1993 Fairchild 71c. Style #8: 1993 Lockheed 14 Super Electra. Style #9: 1994 Curtiss HS-2L. Style #10: 1994 Vickers Vedette. Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only. Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, 24-karat gold-covered cameo. Powered Flight in Canada: Series II Beyond World War II Coin Series - The Complete 10-Coin Set. Style 1 - Fleet 80 Canuck / J. Style 2 - DHC-1 Chipmunk / W. Style 3 - Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck /. Style 4 - Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow / James A.
Style 5 - Canadair F-86 Sabre / Fern Villeneuve (1997). Style 6 - Canadair CT-114 Tutor Jet / Edward Higgins (1997). Style 7 - Canadair CP-107 Argus / William S. Style 8 - Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber / Paul Gagnon (1998).
Style 9 - de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter. Style 10 - De Havilland DHC-8 Dash 8 / Robert H. Face Value: Set - Includes 10 aviation series coins from 1995 to 1999. Composition: 92.5% Silver with 24k gold cameo. Weight (g): 31.103 each.
The item "Complete 20 coin set 1990-1999 Canadian Mint Aviation Commemorative $20 Silver" is in sale since Friday, January 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Canada\Commemorative". The seller is "guaranteed_goods" and is located in Calgary, Alberta.This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.