- 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 are connaissance and ground support aircraft, it represented an innovation thanksto 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 hiddenby 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 ofLieutenant-Colonel Roy.
The reverse, common to the series,features the profiles of two pilots, symbolising the different eras and typesof use: civil and military. In the sky are several aircrafts, also representingthe different eras and uses, in a tribute to the history of aviation.
The face value is inscribed on the bottomleft of the reverse side, as is the symbol “RF”.
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