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Mustang P51
20€ Silver Coin - Proof Quality Yeardate 2021

€140.00
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Diameter 37 mm
Metal SILVER 999‰
Weight 44.4 g
Qualité Proof
La qualité "Belle Épreuve" est la plus haute qualité numismatique devant les qualités "Brillant Universel" (BU) et "courante". Une pièce belle épreuve est une pièce obtenue au moyen de coins et de flans spécialement préparés et de conditions de frappe particulières, de sorte que les motifs de gravure ressortent avec une grande netteté et que la surface est sans défaut. Les fonds de la gravure sont extrêmement brillants, les reliefs sont matés.
Mintage 1500
Millésime 2021
Valeur faciale 20€
Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics author Tribute to the planes that have marked History The Mustang P51, an iconic plane of World War II In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is highlighting the P51 Mustang. Initially c...
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Mustang P51 20€ Silver Coin Proof Quality Yeardate 2021
€140.00

    Description

    • Coins designed in collaboration with Romain Hugault, famous comics author
    • Tribute to the planes that have marked History
    • The Mustang P51, an iconic plane of World War II

    In 2021, Monnaie de Paris is highlighting the P51 Mustang. Initially confined as a reconnaissance and ground support aircraft, it represented an innovation thanks to its laminar profile wings, thus improving its aerodynamics.

    It was during the Second World War that it was able to claim the title of best fighter thanks to a new engine that allowed it to be a strategic asset on the Western Front, particularly in 1944 when it played a decisive role in the air superiority in Germany.

    The obverse shows a P-51 Mustang taking off. In the background, one can see the sun's rays hidden by a cloud.

    The mention "NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION", refers to the manufacturer of this aircraft.

    The vintage is also present, on the right wing of the aircraft.

    The P-51 pictured is an aircraft that was assigned to the 84th Fighter Squadron, which bears the name "Contrary Mary". It was the personal aircraft of Lieutenant-Colonel Roy Caviness.

    The reverse, common to the series, features the profiles of two pilots, symbolising the different eras and types of use: civil and military. In the sky are several aircrafts, also representing the different eras and uses, in a tribute to the history of aviation.

    The face value is inscribed on the bottom left of the reverse side, as is the symbol “RF”.

    The peculiarity of this coin is that it has a double thickness as well as a specific weight.

    The Collection

    This series on aviation and history has been designed to pay tribute to the planes that left the greatest marks on the history of aviation. From the Spirit of Saint Louis to the most modern planes such as the A380, all plane types and eras are featured.
    Alpha Jet
    Mustang P51
    Spitfire

    Our craftman

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.

    • THE MINTER

      The first minters began to ply their trade in France when striking with a hammer appeared in the 4th century BC. Nowdays, minsters use press instead of a hammer. Their knowledge of dies, engraving and metals, and their expertise - passed seamlessly down from one generation to the next for centuries - guarantees the excellence of their work.

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