The 1995 Aircraft of WWII - Spitfire Cupro Nickel Coin

The 1995 Aircraft of WWII - Spitfire Cupro Nickel Coin
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Code:  L0454917B
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  77g

Key Features

  • Issued on behalf of the Isle of Man
  • Struck in uncirculated cupro-nickel
  • Available in a plush presentation case
  • Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf
Secured by Thawte

The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The Spitfire was built in many variants, using several wing configurations, and was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter to be in continuous production throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts; about 54 remain airworthy, while many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world.

The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928.

During the Battle of Britain, from July to October 1940, the Spitfire was perceived by the public to be the main RAF fighter, though the more numerous Hawker Hurricane shouldered a greater proportion of the burden against the the Luftwaffe. Spitfire units, however, had a lower attrition rate and a higher victory-to-loss ratio than those flying Hurricanes because of its higher performance. Spitfires in general were tasked with engaging Luftwaffe fighters during the Battle.

The coin itself features a Supermarine Spitfire diving though the clouds with two more Spitfires in the background. The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, Lord of Mann, by Raphael Maklouf.

 

Denomination 1 Crown
Metal Cupro-nickel
Size 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Quality Uncirculated
Mintage Unlimited
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