During the Second World War, tens of thousands of Canadians in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force served in Bomber Command operations over Occupied Europe, Germany and Italy.
So it is entirely appropriate that the Royal Canadian Mint issue this 1oz Silver Proof coin in tribute to Britain’s most famous bomber – the Lancaster.
The purest 'four nines' Silver
This coin has been struck in .9999 'four nines' pure silver, the highest standard of Silver used in coins in the World, few mints have the technology to work with this purity of Silver.
Its reverse design features a highly detailed engraving of the Avro Lancaster B. III bombers flying through a storm of anti-aircraft fire during a bombing mission over Germany.
The obverse carries the effigy of King George VI as it appeared on Canadian coins during the Second World War. Each coin comes in a Royal Canadian Mint presentation case with an accompanying certificate of authenticity.
Just 100 available
Importantly, this coin has a worldwide edition limit of just 7,500 and because they are so difficult to get hold of, we currently only have 100 available.
Today there are just two airworthy Lancaster Bombers remaining. One of those is in Canada and the other belongs to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, making this coin even more poignant. Secure yours today to ensure you do not miss out.
Canada 2017 Lancaster Bomber Pure Silver Coin
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- Weight: 31.39g
- Diameter: 38mm
- Metal: 99.99% Silver
- Edition Limit: 7,500
- Denomination: $20
- Finish: Proof
- Artist: Glen Loates
- Country of Issue: Canada
- Year of Issue: 2017