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2021 Canada $20 The Avro Arrow Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

2021 Canada $20 The Avro Arrow Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)
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2021 Canada $20 The Avro Arrow Fine Silver Coin (No Tax)

Celebrate the marvel that is the Avro CF-105 Arrow, a supersonic fighter jet that was designed and built within Canada. During the 1950s, the Avro CF-105 Arrow was known as the fastest and highest-flying interceptor. This aircraft was and continues to be an inspiring symbol of Canadian ingenuity and engineering prowess. The 2021 Canada $20 The Avro Arrow Fine Silver Coin pays homage to the innovators whose ideas provided the blueprint for the Avro Arrow's success.

In 1953, A.V Roe Canada Ltd. was commissioned to develop a supersonic aircraft that would aid North America's air defences during the Cold War. The project began in Malton, Ontario, and as of October 4th, 1957, the first Arrow RL-201 was unveiled. On March 25th,1958, the Arrow RL-201 had its very first successful flight and soon after, four more prototypes were created, plus one Arrow MK.2. As a technological success, the twin-engine, delta-winged Arrow was the first aircraft to adopt a fly-by-wire flight control system. Additionally, the newly created Iroquois PS-13 turbojet engine would have allowed the Arrow to fly at a speed surpassing Mach 2 - twice the speed of sound. Unfortunately, as of February 20th, 1959, the program was cancelled by the government due to the financial strain and the arrival of the missile age. All prototypes, blueprints, models and equipment for the Avro CF-105 Arrow were ordered to be destroyed. However, you may be able to see a few surviving pieces of these aircrafts within Canadian museums.

The 2021 $20 The Avro Arrow Fine Silver Coin's reverse was designed by Canadian artist Stephen Quick. Quick's design was inspired by the technical drawings of the Avro CF-105 Arrow. The illustration depicts a blueprint-like background and three-view drawings, while the rendering of the Arrow in perspective shows the beauty and artistry of the Arrow's design. In continuing the blueprint-like design, laser-engraved grid lines fill the background of both the reverse and obverse. The obverse contains the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Item Number: 201413
Mintage: 10,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 31.39 g
Diameter: 38 mm
Face Value: $20
Finish: Proof
Edge: Serrated
Designer: Stephen Quick

Special Features:
Celebrate Canadian ingenuity with this 1 oz. 99.99% pure silver coin featuring the Avro CF-105 Arrow!
• The 2021 coin’s reverse is inspired by technical drawings of the Avro Arrow and features laser-engraved grid lines for that classic blueprint look. This is the Royal Canadian Mint's way of honouring the Canadians who designed and built the most advanced fighter jet of its time.
• There is a limited mintages of only 10,000 of these coins are available worldwide. Given its design and theme, this Avro Arrow coin will be popular with history and aviation enthusiasts!

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