Last updated on June 25th, 2020 at 04:44 pm
Last Updated on June 25, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
The Canadian Silver Dollar is a piece of coin history that has earned iconic status in Canada. Having featured a number of historically and otherwise important milestones, commemorations, and celebrations, it is important to mention the 1996 Canada $20 Aviation – Avro Arrow CF-105 Sterling Silver Coin. The coin is yet another example of the importance the Royal Canadian Mint places on the national pride of Canadians, as well as how much it values every single one of the nation’s achievements regardless of the field or industry. Here’s everything you need to know about this coin.
Why is the Avro Arrow CF-105 Such an Iconic Aircraft?
The reason for its importance lies in the fact that it is an example of one of the absolute finest achievements in Canadian aviation history. Even though it was never allowed to fulfill its mission – the project was cancelled under mysterious circumstances – the delta wing Avro Canada CF-105 was intended to replace the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck as a supersonic all-weather interceptor. The Arrow achieved mythical status and grew to become a symbol of Canadian excellence as a result of incorporating advanced technical innovations and being the source of national pride.
Honouring a Canadian Icon
The design of the coin features two Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow aircrafts in the background, as well as a gold-plated portrait of James A. Chamberlin. Chamberlain was the chief figure behind the CF-105 Arrow; by the time the company moved into the design and construction of the CF-105 Avro Arrow in the mid-1950s, Chamberlain was already Avro’s chief of technical design. The twin-engine delta-winged supersonic jet interceptor was considered the most advanced aircraft of its time. Unfortunately, only five Arrows flew before the project was mysteriously cancelled by the Canadian government on February 20, 1959. The Mk.2 production version of the Arrow would have been capable of achieving Mach 2 with a full military load. The legendary aircraft was the culmination of research and development unprecedented in Canada’s aeronautical history.
The Coin in Numbers
The 1996 Canada $20 Aviation – Avro Arrow CF-105 Sterling Silver Coin is struck in a proof finish and has an interrupted serration edge. It boasts a diameter of 38 millimetres and a weight of 31.013 grams. The total mintage was 27,163 coins with the composition of each being 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.
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