Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

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Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7,500 (2016)

$99.95 CAD
Mintage: 7,500
Canada and US only
95% SOLD!

These beautiful commemorative coins will be the talk of your collection! Order today!

Planes were still a rare sight in the sky when the world was plunged into war in 1914. The “flying machines” seemed to have little use, but the ever-evolving tactics of war quickly propelled them from rickety canvas-over-wood reconnaissance planes to full-fledged aerial combat weapons that engaged in spectacular dogfights.

This exciting new coin series features three of the most successful Allied fighter planes of the First World War, beginning with the British-built Royal Aircraft Factory S.E. 5a. Introduced in 1917, this biplane was on the front lines of innovation. It could fly up to 222 km/h and remain airborne for more than two hours, two factors that enabled the Allies to regain and maintain air superiority until the war’s end in 1918.

Although Canada did not have its own air force, thousands of Canadians enlisted as aircrew personnel in the United Kingdom’s Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) or the Royal Flying Corps (RFC), with some of them undoubtedly taking to the air in Royal Aircraft Factory S.E. 5a planes.

These beautiful commemorative coins will be the talk of your collection! Order today!

Special features:
  • ONE COIN PER MONTH! Subscribe today* and then relax knowing you will receive all three coins (each coin just $99.95)! Coins in your subscription include:
    • Coin 1: Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a (priced at $99.95)
    • Coin 2: Sopwith Triplane (priced at $99.95)
    • Coin 3: Curtiss H-12 (priced at $99.95)
  • FREE COLLECTOR CASE: Get a free tin box with your second coin to proudly display all your coins!
  • Your 1 oz. coins are 99.99% pure silver and have each a mintage limited to 7,500 coins.
  • Sure to be treasured by collectors and aviation enthusiasts for its artistic merit and historical theme, this striking coin is also a deeply meaningful gift for those whose loved ones proudly served their country.
  • Your coins are GST/HST exempt!

First coin design, the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a:
Designed by Canadian artist David A. Oram, the first coin in your subscription features a richly detailed, engraved depiction of an airfield where a squadron prepares for takeoff. A Crossley Light Tender 20/25 truck is parked behind five Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a aircraft, which have lined up in front of several Bessonneau hangars; the foremost plane is particularly striking thanks to the use of selective colour, which recreates the biplane fighter’s dark green colour, as well as the blue, white and red roundel and tail cockade that identified the aircraft of the Royal Flying Corps. Seated in the open cockpit, a Canadian pilot wears the leather flying coat, helmet and goggles that offer him some protection from the wind and cold temperatures at higher altitudes. The reverse boasts an impressive amount of detail in its rendition of the wire-braced box girder, and close examination offers a glimpse of the fuselage-mounted .303 Vickers gun and the MK-II Lewis machine gun on the upper wing, which helped make this aircraft one of the most successful Allied fighter planes of the First World War.

Packaging:
Get a free collector case with your second coin!

Order your subscription today!

* Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed or your money back. Whether you are purchasing coins for your collection or unique gifts for friends and family, you can be assured that the Mint fully guarantees the superior quality and craftsmanship of its products. Shop with confidence knowing that if you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can simply return it to us in its original packaging within 30 days and we will gladly offer you a replacement (subject to product availability) or send you a full refund. In the case of a defective product, we will accept the return up to one year from the date of purchase.

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Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016)
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Detailed (16)
  • Displays well (13)
  • Authentic (10)
  • Mint condition (10)
  • Rare (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hobby (14)
  • Adults (12)
  • Memorabilia (11)
  • Lifetime (9)
  • Older children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (14), Parent of two or more children (3), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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4.0

"All Quiet on the Western Front"...

By Citizen Kane

from Valencia, CA

About Me Collector, Working Parent

Pros

  • Detailed
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

  • More Aeroplanes
  • Too Limited In Scope

Best Uses

  • Adults
  • Lifetime
  • Memorabilia
  • Older Children

Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

Not only has this WWI aeroplane series been tastefully completed but so has the rest of your commenratives to "The Great War"... Having known a former Ace who flew a S.E. 5a (2 blimps / 1 Fokker) for the US Army Air Corp near the end of the war, that coin & this series would have impressed him & those "who flew motorized kites and when lifting off, had no idea if they would ever be back..." Your "In Flanders Fields" work is excellent as well (I have two...) and DO suggest you revisit the Vimy Ridge commenrative nickel to be updated to something more appropriate (1,5,10 oz but Definitely High Relief...) for what is probably one of the most poignant war memorials in the world, Least we forget...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great detail of entire scene

By Woodsman

from Colorado Springs, CO USA

About Me Investment Collector

Pros

  • Authentic
  • Detailed
  • Displays Well
  • Mint Condition
  • Rare

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adults
    • Hobby
    • Memorabilia
    • Older Children
    • Teens
    • Young Children

    Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

    This set is quite different from many of the other themes, and the coloring is fantastic. Detail is amazing. I sat and scanned the first coin and I couldn't believe the incredible engraving that was employed in the manufacture. The Canadian mint does have such diversity compared to many other mints. One of my favorite sets. Only disappointment was that it was originally advertised with a painted tin and didn't arrive that way. The plain tin is nice though and I might paint it myself.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Aircraft depiction is very well done

    By MBA guy

    from Nova Scotia Canada

    About Me Collector, Replica Plane Collector

    Pros

    • Detailed
    • Exquisite
    • Mint Condition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adults
      • Hobby
      • Lifetime
      • Memorabilia
      • Older Children

      Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

      The coins display well with the replica models I collect . I am a particular lover of this era of flight .

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just a great set and case.

      By freeranger

      from QC

      About Me Collector

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Detailed
      • Displays Well
      • Mint Condition
      • Rare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hobby
        • Lifetime
        • Memorabilia

        Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

        Received two coins and the case. I am impressed with the détails of the coins and the case is of great quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Creative

        By JP2000

        from Melfort, Saskatchewan

        About Me Collector

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Authentic
        • Detailed
        • Displays Well
        • Mint Condition

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adults
          • Hobby
          • Lifetime
          • Memorabilia
          • Older Children
          • Teens
          • Young Children

          Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

          Very nice coins. Also a very creative case.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          2 Coins In and Loving Them!!

          By DD

          from Ontario Canada

          About Me Collector

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Authentic
          • Detailed
          • Displays Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hobby
            • Lifetime

            Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

            I really enjoy this set, everything is just great. The coins are so finely detailed, as well as being bright due to the colours used. The collectors case is pretty nice, however i do agree with some of the others that the case could have been labeled instead of using the plastic sleeve. All in all still a great set to own, looking forward to receiving the 3rd and final coin to complete the set.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Very Handsome Collection

            By Mobiusag

            from Nakusp, BC

            About Me Collector

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Authentic
            • Detailed
            • Displays Well

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adults
              • Hobby
              • Lifetime
              • Memorabilia

              Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

              These are large highly detailed coins. The case is fantastic! The quality is everything you would expect from the RCM! The coins are colourful and represent the first aircraft Canadian pilots trained in for World War I. They represent an integral part of the history of Canada as it established its identity as an independent nation during the First World War! Highly recommended!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Collector Case

              By Target

              from Shelburne, Ontario

              About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children, Working Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition
              • Rare

              Cons

              • Collector Case

              Best Uses

              • Hobby

              Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

              Amazing set however was a little disappointed when I received my second coin and the collector case that the lid wasn't embossed like the picture showed rather it has a cheap plastic printed sleeve which has to be removed to open each time so wont display as nice in my mind as it could have

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              ONE OF A KIND CASE AND COIN SET

              By New1954

              from Toronto, Ontario

              About Me Collector, Parent of Two or More Children

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Authentic
              • Detailed
              • Displays Well
              • Mint Condition
              • Rare

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Adults
                • Hobby
                • Memorabilia
                • Older Children
                • Teens

                Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                I received the case with the second coin and I was blown away by the mini suitcase. I love it and I am so proud to own this vintage collection of awesome coins.

                Thank you RCM. Love the innovative packaging!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Beautiful coins

                By Dano

                from Montreal, Qc

                About Me Collector

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Detailed
                • Displays Well

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adults
                  • Hobby
                  • Teens

                  Comments about Fine Silver 3-Coin Subscription – Aircraft of First World War – Mintage: 7500 (2016):

                  Already received the second coin along with the greatly detailed collector's case. Very nice product, great collection.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    I just ordered the first coin but see that all three have been released. As I hit the subscription button will I receive all three together and be charged accordingy?
                    Asked on 10/26/2016 by Eileen from Roberts Creek B.C.

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Eileen,

                      The default delivery schedule is one coin every month or so. If you'd like to receive all three coins and the case at the same time please call our Customer Service Department (1-800-267-1871) and they'll adjust the delivery schedule so you get everything in one shipment.

                      Answered on 11/1/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    $99.95 is for 1 coin in the set? or for all three?
                    Asked on 10/15/2016 by patrickleibel from Kamloops BC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi patrickleibel,

                      Each coin in the Aircraft of First World War subscription costs $99.95.

                      Answered on 10/25/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    each coin of the set of three is 1oz? 99.99
                    Asked on 10/14/2016 by harry from nj

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Harry,

                      Yes, each coin in this subscription is 1oz of 99.99% fine silver.

                      Answered on 10/25/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    I already have Coin 2: Sopwith Triplane. Can I just subscribe to Coin 1 and Coin 3?
                    Asked on 8/30/2016 by Blackbear from Ottawa, Ontario

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Blackbear - sorry, but this subscription includes all 3 coins.

                      Answered on 8/31/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    The 1st and 2nd coins were already released. When I subscribe, will I pay for the 2 coins right away?
                    Asked on 7/29/2016 by John from Winnipeg, Manitoba

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi John,

                      Yes, since the first two coins have already been released, when you order this product on Mint.ca you will receive the first two coins and your credit card will be charged for the first two coins. If you would prefer to stagger the delivery and payments please call our customer service department (1-800-267-1871) and they'd be happy to set this up for you.

                      Answered on 8/12/2016 by Chad from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    Aside form the free collector case, will I also receive the clamshell for each coin?
                    Asked on 7/29/2016 by John from Winnipeg, Manitoba

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      You will not receive the clamshell for each coin. The first and the third coin will be shipped as diecuts, i.e. encapsulated coins and certificates packaged in carton for shipping. The second coin will be shipped with the free collector case.

                      Answered on 8/11/2016 by Yudi (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    The second plane in the series appears to have two sets of wings and yet it is supposed to be a Tri-plane. Can you explain this please?
                    Asked on 7/16/2016 by NickEngland from Hull, England

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      For the Sopwith Triplane coin, the plane shown in colour is indeed a triplane. You may not see the third set of wings clearly as they are shown head on.

                      Answered on 7/18/2016 by Yudi (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    When will the third coin be issued
                    Asked on 7/9/2016 by Bob from Fenelon falls

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The last coin will be released September 2016.

                      Answered on 7/18/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    I have just received the Sopwith Triplane silver coin but the plane shown in colour appears to be a bi plane rather than a triplane as there is not a third shown. Can you clear this up please
                    I am aware that as I type this email I am looking at the first coin in the series which is an SE5 bi plane
                    Asked on 7/8/2016 by Nickhull from East Yorkshire, England

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      For the Sopwith Triplane coin, the plane shown in colour is indeed a triplane. You may not see the third wings clearly as they are shown head on.

                      Answered on 7/18/2016 by Yudi (Product Team) from Ottawa
                  • Q:

                    when will the third coin be issued?
                    Asked on 6/24/2016 by bud from chattanooga, tn 37421

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The third coins ships in September 2016.

                      Answered on 7/13/2016 by Anonymous
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                  Specifications

                  • No.150242
                  • Mintage7,500
                  • Composition99.99% pure silver
                  • Finishproof
                  • Weight (g) 31.83
                  • Diameter (mm) 40
                  • Edgeserrated
                  • Certificateserialized
                  • Face value20 dollars
                  • ArtistDavid A. Oram (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)