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2021 Canada $5 Moments to Hold: The Snowbirds Fine Silver (No Tax)

2021 Canada $5 Moments to Hold: The Snowbirds Fine Silver (No Tax)
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2021 Canada $5 Moments to Hold: The Snowbirds Fine Silver (No Tax)

The Royal Canadian Mint is honoured to salute the Snowbirds as they celebrate their 50th consecutive airshow season across North America. Formed in 1971 to demonstrate the skill, professionalism and teamwork inherent in the Canadian Forces, the Snowbirds carry on a proud tradition of aerial excellence that dates back to the early years of powered flight in Canada. Their eminent predecessors include aerobatic teams such as the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF's) first official aerobatic team in 1929, the Siskins, followed by many others including the Blue Devils, Sky Lancers, Red Knight, Golden Hawks and Golden Centennaires to name a few. In the post war years prior to unification in 1968, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) also formed several aerobatic teams including the Seafire Exhibition Flight and Grey Ghosts.

The Moments to Hold: The Snowbirds reverse was designed by Canadian graphic artist Dave O'Malley and features the unique "speedbird" design that has graced the bottom of the Snowbird Tutors since a new paint scheme was introduced in 1974. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt with "ELIZABETH II", "D·G·REGINA" and "5 DOLLARS" engraved along the outer edge. Historical text and production liaison were provided by former Snowbird commanding officer and team leader Dan Dempsey.

Item Number: 200392
Mintage: 100,000
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight*: 7.96 g
Diameter: 65.25 mm
Face Value: $5
Finish: Specimen
Edge: Serrated
Artist: Dave O'Malley

Special Features:
• This is the third coin in the four part 2021 Moments to Hold series that highlights anniversaries of historical significance in Canada.
• The Snowbirds are world-renowned for the precision and grace of their thrilling aerobatic show set to music. This Snowbirds coin salutes a legacy of aerobatic team prowess that dates back over 90 years in Canada.
• Your coin features the diminutive Canadair Tutor jet trainer that has been the mount of the Snowbirds since their inception. In the mid-1960s Canadair built 190 Tutors for service in the RCAF and Canadian Forces.
• Each coin is packaged in a colourful and informative folder with a removable coin capsule for easy viewing!
• Each coin in the series gives you ¼ oz of 99.99% pure silver! It's the perfect starter set or souvenir for any occasion!

Comes in a full-colour custom folder with a removable capsule that allows for a close-up view.

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