Famous Airships 1930 - Coin Set

Fiji Islands 2009 - $2 - Famous Airships 1930 - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin Set

No more than 20.000 of the "Famous Airships" silver coins will be issued by New Zealand Mint.
These silver coins with a milled edge are dedicated to classical "Aircrafts".
€499.00

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Land Fiji Islands
Jahr 2009
Währung Dollar
Nominalwert Zahl 2
Metall Silber
Feinheitsgrad 999/1000
Gewicht 1oz - 31,1g
Dimension 31 x 45 mm
Mintage 20000
Qualität Proof
Echtheitszertifikat ja
Präsentationsbox ja
Price €499.00
Coin Story - Reverse Design

New Zealand Mint is proud to present its first ever oval or airship shaped coin collection, featuring famous airships of the 1920s and 30s. Themed in the art deco period of the late 1920s and 30s, each colour coin features a famous airship in flight, depicted against an iconic scene from the international city it was associated with.
The reverse of each coin features one of four of the most famous airships portrayed in the Art Deco period of their time. A simple yet elegant border design encircles the image with the engraved words "Famous Airships" along with the respective airship's name.

Great Britain - R34:
A British airship built by William Beardmore and company in Inchinnan, Scotland. It made its first flight on 14 March 1919 and, on 6 July, became the first aircraft to make an East-to-West crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The R-34 was decommissioned in 1921 after sustaining damage in adverse weather.

Soviet Union - CCCP B6:
The Soviets had a programme in the 1930s whereby they obtained the services of the famous Italian airship pilot and designer Umberto Nobile who stayed in Russia until around 1937. A number of successful airships were built during this period including the CCCP-B6 which set an endurance record of 170 hours in 1937.

United States of America - USS Akron:
A rigid, helium-filled airship of the United States Navy that crashed off the New Jersey coast early on 4 April, 1933. At 785 ft (250m) long, she, together with the Hindenburg (20 ft longer) still hold the world record for the largest helium-filled airships ever built.

Germany - LZ129 Hindenburg:
A German zeppelin which was the largest airship ever built. During its second year of service it was destroyed while landing at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey, U.S.A, where it went up in flames on the 6th of May 1937.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, sovereign of the Commonwealth and Fiji, along with the year of issue (2009) and the denomination of $2.

Packaging

The coins come in a zeppelin box, which is doing a remarkable job in displaying these beautiful coins. It can stand on its own and is the perfect housing for staging theses very special coin set. A true eye-catcher in every way!

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