The 2006 30th Anniversary of the 1st Concorde Transatlantic Flight Cupro Nickel Coin

The 2006 30th Anniversary of the 1st Concorde Transatlantic Flight Cupro Nickel Coin
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Code:  L441900B
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  75g

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

On the 24th of May 1976, Concorde left London for Washington D.C. It was the first supersonic commercial flight across the Atlantic Ocean, and it marked a turning point in air travel history. 30 years later and with Concorde retired from service, the Isle of Man commemorates this first flight with a 30th Anniversary collector's coin. The Cupro Nickel coin illustrates Concorde above Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London and the United States Capitol in Washington.

The year that this coin is struck is likewise the fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of research into supersonic travel and the twentieth anniversary of the first round the world flight by a British Airways Concorde which covered 28,238 miles in 29 hours and 59 minutes.

Since 1976 British Airways' Concordes operated near 50,000 flights, clocked up more than 140,000 flying hours and travelled some 140 million miles until on the 10th April 2003 British Airways announced that its Concorde fleet was to retire that October.

A final week of farewell flights saw Concorde land at Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh. Every day the aircraft made a return flight out and back into Heathrow to the cities concerned, often overflying those cities at low level with over 650 competition winners and 350 special guests as its last guests.

On the night of October 23, 2003, the Queen granted the illumination of Windsor Castle, as Concorde's last ever west-bound passenger flight departed London, and flew overhead. This is an honour usually restricted to significant state events and visiting dignitaries.

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