Five Year Silver Proof Coin Set Includes 2014 2015 2016 2017 & 2018 Coin

With the advancing technology bringing with it superior aircraft throughout the war, the need for skilled fighter pilots was growing. Many New Zealanders became part of this talented and exclusive team and were quickly snatched up and flying for the Royal Flying Corps.

Highlights:

  • Minted from 0.999 silver with selective colour
  • Limited worldwide mintage of 1,000
  • Highly collectable five-coin continuity set
  • The fifth and final coin depicts a pilot and the planes used during WW1.

The fifth and final coin in this five-year set is themed around flight and the incredible pilots that took to the skies in this new technology. At the beginning of the war, planes were a little-known form of transport that were seldom seen. The first planes during the war were used for reconnaissance, scouting out the enemy camps and returning home. It was soon realised that these technological feats could be also be turned into deadly weapons. Pilots became modern age white knights and were renowned for their bravery and fearlessness in battle.

The imagery on this 1oz silver proof coin shows an engraved picture of a pilot preparing for flight. The coloured section shows aircraft from both sides engaged in battle, the Fokker DR1 triplane fights for the Germans while the allies were decked out with the Sopwith F1 Camel.

Owing to popular demand, the WW1 Five-Year silver proof coin set has now sold out. This coin will be offered to all customers who have bought the previous four coins in the set. Contact the Collectables and Solutions Centre to find out more.

Denomination: One New Zealand dollar
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1 troy oz
Diameter: 40mm
Edge treatment: Milled
Shape: Round
Obverse design: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, United Kingdom
Reverse design: A pilot preparing for flight, with a section showing aircraft from both sides engaged in battle
Desgined by: Strategy Creative, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 1,000
Mint: Royal Australian Mint

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Price: $695.00
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