2 oz. Pure Silver Coin – The Red Knight

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin – ...

$148.82 USD

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin – The Red Knight

Silver 2022 Mintage 6,500

2 oz. Pure Silver Coin – The Red Knight

Silver 2022 Mintage 6,500
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$148.82 USD
Masters Club: 2,000 Status: CAN & US shipping only
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Features

Vintage colours
Includes Red Knight emblem

Specifications

Product Number 205231
Mintage 6,500
Composition 99.99% pure silver with selective colour
Weight 62.69 g
Diameter 50 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $30
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box
Artist David Oram (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

David Oram, Artist

One of my fondest childhood memories was attending airshows and seeing the various aircraft that would perform in front of us and thousands of other spectators. Although I never saw a Red Knight perform, those early experiences provided inspiration for my coin design. I really wanted the airplane to stand out in its brilliant red paint scheme, while making sure the Red Knight insignia was clearly visible. It was fascinating to learn more about the aircraft and the history of the Red Knight while developing this design!

David Oram, Artist

Matt Eggink, Product Manager

I had never heard about the Red Knight before! The moment I learned about the Red Knight, I was immediately intrigued and excited to learn more. Being a person who is naturally drawn to vintage subject matter, the Red Knight’s story and imagery captivated me. It was a true honour to bring this story onto a coin and I believe the team did a great job telling it!

Matt Eggink, Product Manager

John Charles Corrigan, Author of “The Red Knight”

All of the Red Knight pilots were flying instructors; the forty hours of practice required to reach maximum performance levels had to be flown after regular working hours or on weekends. Being selected as a Red Knight was a two-year commitment; the first year spent as the alternate pilot, flying the spare aircraft, acting as commentator, or standing-in for the Red Knight in times of illness or when scheduling conflicts occurred. These small Red Knight teams, consisting of from two to five men, received very limited support. This coin is a wonderful tribute to the pilots, and their crewmen, for those thrilling aerobatic displays performed wherever they travelled.

John Charles Corrigan, Author of “The Red Knight”

D.V. Dempsey, CD, Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d), Author of “A Tradition of Excellence, Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage”

The Red Knight solo display spanned the eras of two of Canada’s most famous aerobatic teams, the RCAF’s Golden Hawks (1959-1963) and the Canadian Armed Forces Golden Centennaires (1967). Throughout its 12-year tenure, the Red Knight was an inspiration to countless millions of spectators, its striking paint scheme a magnet to young and old alike. Many budding aviators like myself who marvelled at the Red Knight eventually joined the Snowbirds or performed as CF-18 demo pilots to carry on the legacy of Canada’s rich airshow heritage. It was thus most fitting to see the Red Knight inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and now to be honoured by this beautiful commemorative coin.

D.V. Dempsey, CD, Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret’d), Author of “A Tradition of Excellence, Canada’s Airshow Team Heritage”

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