Proof Quality 99.9% Pure Silver
Each coin is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality.
Fighter Plane Designs
The reverse of each coin, which features a coloured design element and The Perth
Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, portrays:
The RAF’s first monoplane fighter was also its first fighter capable of exceeding
300mph in level flight. Often perceived as a back up to the Supermarine Spitfire, the
Hurricane was, in fact, Fighter Command’s most telling weapon during the Battle of
North American P-51 Mustang
Escorting US bombers deep inside Germany and making a similarly notable contribution
in the Pacific theatre, the Mustang's pivotal role during the latter half of the War
persuaded many that it was one of the greatest US fighters ever built.
Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen
An impressively armed and highly manoeuvrable shipboard fighter, the Zero stunned the
US with its appearance over Pearl Harbour in 1941. In the latter stages of the War, the
legendary fighter became the Japanese Navy’s prime kamikaze attack bomber.
Fast, manoeuvrable and versatile, the Bf109 destroyed more enemy aircraft during WWII
than any other German fighter. One of the secrets of its success was a fuel injection
system that maintained a constant fuel supply during extreme manoeuvres.
The Yak-3 was the exceptional Soviet fighter of its era. Particularly effective in
dogfights at altitudes below 5,000 metres, the agile aircraft dominated the skies above the
Eastern Front during the final phase of WWII.
Issued as Legal Tender
Each 2008-dated coin, which bears Raphael Maklouf's effigy of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II on its obverse, is issued as legal tender under the authority of the
Government of Tuvalu.
The set is housed in a screen printed presentation case and protective box
Extremely Limited Release
The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of these Five-Coin Sets.
Numbered Certificate of Authenticity
Each set is accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity featuring a
description of each fighter plane.
Crown Copyright images are reproduced with the permission of the Controller of Her
Majesty's Stationery Office.
This stunning collector set represents a unique tribute to five
remarkable fighter planes of World War II.