Coins Mark 10th Anniversary of the Last Flight of the Concorde | Silver Coins

Coins Mark 10th Anniversary of the Last Flight of the Concorde

The Treasury of the British Virgin Islands have launched (twond August) two thrilling coins which mark the 10th anniversary of the final flight of the Concorde air shuttle service.

Regarded by several as an aviation icon and an engineering marvel, the supersonic passenger airliner identified merely as “Concorde” created its final scheduled flight in October 2003. Jointly created and produced by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) beneath an Anglo-French treaty, Concorde 1st entered service in 1976 and continued industrial flights for 27 years.  Flying standard transatlantic flights from either London Heathrow or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to New York JFK or Washington Dulles in the United States, this incredible aircraft could total its journey in half the time of standard passenger airlines.  Far more than two.5m passengers flew supersonically on British Airways Concorde flights.

On 10th April 2003, Air France and British Airways each announced that Concorde would be retired later that year and in October 2003 Concorde landed at Heathrow Airport for the extremely last time.  On this day, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II consented to the illumination of Windsor Castle to mark the occasion, an honor that is typically reserved for state events and going to dignitaries, as the last westbound commercial flight left London.

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Struck by the Pobjoy Mint, Surrey UK, the design on the coin shows this amazing aircraft surrounded by rings to indicate the supersonic speeds at which it flew.  Windsor Castle is also depicted on a single side of the coin with the Statue of Liberty on the other with the Atlantic Ocean in among.  The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

High quality

Mintage

ten Dollars

Cupro-nickel

28.two gr.

38.six mm.

BU

limitless

10 Dollars

.925 silver

28.2 gr.

38.6 mm.

Proof

ten,000 pieces

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Accessible in Cupro Nickel (BU) and Proof Sterling Silver, both versions will be accessible in colour which accentuates this important feat of engineering. For more data on these and other coins issued by the Treasury of the British Virgin Islands, please pay a visit to the site of the Pobjoy Mint at:  http://www.pobjoy.com/ukworld/section.php/815/ Data supplied in English – international orders fulfilled.

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