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'History of Aviation' Complete Set

  • Celebrating the 240th anniversary of human flight
  • Exclusive edition of 24 precious strikes layered with 24-carat gold
  • Finished with sought-after colour detailing
  • Available

Amount due: £958.00

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The history of human flight began in the 1780s, over 240 years ago, when people started to... more
'History of Aviation' Complete Set

The history of human flight began in the 1780s, over 240 years ago, when people started to conquer the skies in hot air balloons and unpowered gliders. In 1884, the British engineer Edward Butler changed the history of aviation with the first petrol internal combustion engine - now, powered, controlled flight was possible. The first successful airplane, built by the Wright brothers and known as the 'Wright Flyer', took off in the skies of North Carolina.

Later, British fighter pilots like Edward Mannock rose to fame courageously flying their aircraft during WWI. Heroes of the skies, like the famous Avro Lancaster, excelled in the Second World War and contributed hugely to the victory of Britain and the Allies. By the 1950s, jet airliners were carrying passengers comfortably between continents and across oceans in a matter of hours, and since the 1970s, the highly successful Airbus models have been used by British Airways and other airlines to cover short to medium-distance flights, with the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, celebrating its 15th anniversary in April 2020.

Now the history of aviation has been celebrated with an exclusive edition of 24 precious strikes. Layered with 24-carat gold and finished with sought-after colour detailing, this stunning set is strictly limited in mintage and comes with a beautiful display folder.

The set contains:
Ader Avion III
Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde
Antonow An-225
Airbus A380
Air Force One Boeing 707
Avro 504
Avro Lancaster Mk.X FM213
Blériot XI
Curtiss R3C-2
Dassault Mirage 2000
Dornier Do J Wal
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-3/C-47
Douglas World Cruiser
Focke-Wulf FW 190
Grumman F3F
Hughes H-4 Hercules
Junkers Ju 52/3M
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Messerschmitt ME 262
Sikorsky Russky Vityaz
Spirit of St Louis
Supermarine Spitfire

Limitation: 9,999 complete collections
Weight: 24 x 14.6 g
Material (details): Copper, gold-plated with pad print
First issued: 2019
Diameter: 33 mm
Obverse: Complete set
Reverse: History of Aviation
Quality: Proof

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