1990-1994 Canadian $20 Aviation Series 1: Powered Flight: The First 50 Years Sterling Silver 10-Coin Set
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: The First 50 Years Coin Series – The Complete 10-Coin Set
The 1990-1994 Canadian $20 Aviation Series 1: Powered Flight in Canada: The First 50 Years Sterling Silver 10-Coin Set includes:
Coin #1: 1990 Canadian $20 Avro Ansan and the Harvard Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #2: 1990 Canadian $20 Avro Lancaster Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #3: 1991 Canadian $20 AEA Silver Dart Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #4: 1991 Canadian $20 de Havilland Beaver Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #5: 1992 Canadian $20 Curtiss JN-4 (Canuck) Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #6: 1992 Canadian $20 de Havilland Gipsy Moth Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #7: 1993 Canadian $20 Fairchild 71c Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #8: 1993 Canadian $20 Lockheed 14 Super Electra Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #9: 1994 Canadian $20 Curtiss HS-2L Sterling Silver Coin
Coin #10: 1994 Canadian $20 Vickers Vedette Sterling Silver Coin
1990-1994 Canadian $20 Aviation Series 1: Powered Flight: The First 50 Years Sterling Silver 10-Coin Set comes encapsulated in a specially designed an aluminium clamshell case (in the shape of a wing) lined with flock, protected by a custom beauty box and all Certificates of Authenticity.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.
Face Value: $20 – Set – Includes 10 aviation series coins from 1990 to 1994.
Composition: 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper, 24-karat gold-covered cameo
Weight (g): 31.103