Thunderbirds 50 Anniv 1 7/8" Gold Select

Officially Licensed Product of the
U.S. Air Force
Item Number: 46001
Product Type:  Coin
Size: 1 7/8 inch (47mm) Round
Material: 2 oz .999 Silver Proof with Gold Select
Price: $135.00
This product is proudly minted in the United States of America
 
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In 1953, the Thunderbirds soared into service as the official flight demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force. Exhibiting the awesome power of the Air Force fleet, the Thunderbirds continue to inspire and entertain spectators at more than 40 air shows throughout the country each year.

 

This coin celebrates the Thunderbird's outstanding record of achievement over more than five decades of service. The obverse bears the squadron's classic emblem. The reverse features all eight of the aircraft flown by the Thunderbirds since 1953, inclduing the following:

 

 

  • F-84 Thunderjet (1953 - 1955)
  • F-84F Thunderstreak (1955)
  • F-100 Super Sabre (1956 - 1964)
  • F-84F Thunderchief (1964)
  • F-100D Super Sabre (1964 - 1969)
  • F-4E Phantom II (1969 - 1974)
  • F-38A Talon (1974 - 1982)
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon (1983 - current)
  • This proof-quality coin is minted in two Troy ounces of .999 pure silver and selectively plated with 24-karat gold. Each exquisite piece comes sealed in a tarnish-resistant Lucite capsule and is displayed in a museum-quality leatherette presentation box, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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