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CANADA 20 DOLLARS

Fleet 80 Canuck aircraft

With a cameo of J. Omer Noury, designer of the aircraft.

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The coin features the Fleet Canuck C-FEAI flying over the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa.

A sister-ship, CF-EBE, is part of the museum collection. The Cameo portrays a likeness of J. Omer (Bob) Noury.

The Fleet 80 Canuck is the realization of Bob's dream to build a light aircraft for the Canadian market.

Robert W. Bradford C.M., an internationally recognized aviation artist, created the design for this coin.


Proclamation Authorizing the Issue and Prescribing the Composition, dimensions and Designs of Two Twenty Dollar Precious Metal Coins

SOR/95-450

Registration 15 September, 1995

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT ACT

Proclamation Authorizing the Issue and Prescribing the Composition, Dimensions and Designs of Two Twenty Dollar Precious Metal Coins (SOR/95-450)

ROMÉO LeBLANC

[L.S.]

CANADA

Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

To All to Whom these Presents shall come or whom the same may in anyway concern,

Greeting:

GEORGE THOMSON

Deputy Attorney General

A Proclamation

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 5.1(1) and paragraph 5.1(2)(a) of the Royal Canadian Mint Act, as enacted by section 4 of chapter 35 of the 3rd Supplement to the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, it is provided that the Governor in Council may, by proclamation, authorize the issue of precious metal coins of a description, and of the standards, margin of tolerance and least current weight applicable to that description, that are specified in Part I of the schedule to that Act and prescribe the dimensions and designs of any precious metal coins;

Now Know You that We, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, do by this Our Proclamation authorize the issue and prescribe the dimensions and design of the following precious metal coins:

(a) a twenty dollar coin

(i) the composition of which shall be silver (with a cameo insert plated with 24 karat gold), and the standards, margin of tolerance and least current weight of which shall be as specified in Part I of the schedule to that Act,

(ii) the diameter of which shall be 38 mm,

(iii) the design of the obverse impression of which shall be the approved effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscription "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA" to the left and to the right, respectively, the initials "DH" on the bottom left-hand corner of the neckline and the year "1995" at the bottom of the coin, and

(iv) the design of the reverse impression of which shall depict a Fleet 80 Canuck aircraft in the lower half of the design, with a building in the upper right quadrant and a cameo of J. Omer Noury, designer of the aircraft, in the upper left quadrant, and, in the background, a treed landscape at the top of the design and clouds behind the aircraft and the cameo, the initials "RWB" at the bottom of the design above the cloud line and the words "CANADA 20 DOLLARS" at the bottom of the design; and

(b) a twenty dollar coin

(i) the composition of which shall be silver (with a cameo insert plated with 24 karat gold), and the standards, margin of tolerance and least current weight of which shall be as specified in Part I of the schedule to that Act,

(ii) the diameter of which shall be 38 mm,

(iii) the design of the obverse impression of which shall be the approved effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the inscriptions "ELIZABETH II" and "D.G. REGINA" to the left and to the right, respectively, the initials "DH" on the bottom left-hand corner of the neckline and the year "1995" at the bottom of the coin, and

(iv) the design of the reverse impression of which shall depict a de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk aircraft in a climbing position and, in the upper left quadrant, a cameo of W/C Russel Bannock, chief test pilot of de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., with buildings and landscape appearing in the background, and with the initials "RWB" appearing below and to the left and the words "CANADA 20 DOLLARS" at the bottom of the design.

Of All Which Our Loving Subjects and all others whom these Presents may concern are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto

affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Roméo A. LeBlanc, a Member of Our Privy Council for Canada,

Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit,

Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this twelfth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine

hundred and ninety-five and in the forty-fourth year of Our Reign.

By Command,

HARRY SWAIN

Deputy Registrar General of Canada

Disclaimer: The document is not the official versions.
Source: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/R-9/SOR-95-450/text.html

HISTORY OF AVIATION SERIES


The Aviation series began in 1990. Ten coins were released in Part I of
the series which was titled ``The First 50 Years,'' covering the period up to
World War II. Part II is titled ``Powered Flight in Canada: Beyond World War
II,'' and covers the period from the late 1940s to the present. To date,
eight coins of a final total of ten have been released in Part II.
Overall, the series focuses on aircraft designed, developed and/or
manufactured in Canada that made a significant contribution to both civil and
military Canadian aviation. The coins released in each year show
representations of some of the finest Canadian aircraft of a particular period
in history.


THEMES OF COINS IN AVIATION SERIES, PART I


1990
Coin 1: Lancaster 683 Avro / John Emilius Fauquier
Coin 2: Anson & Harvard / Robert Leckie


1991
Coin 3: The Silver Dart / John A.D. McCurdy & F.W. (Casey) Baldwin
Coin 4: De Havilland Beaver / Phillip Clarke Garratt


1992
Coin 5: The Curtiss JN-4 (Canadian) Sir Frank Wilton Baillie
Coin 6: De Havilland Gipsy Moth / Murton A. Seymour


1993
Coin 7: The Fairchild 71C / James A. Richardson
Coin 8: Lockheed 14 Super Electra / Zebulon Lewis Leigh


1994
Coin 9: The Curtiss HS-2L / Stuart Graham
Coin 10: The Canadian Vickers Vedette / Wilfrid T. Reid


THEMES OF COINS IN AVIATION SERIES, PART II


1995
Coin 1: Fleet 80 Canuck / J. Omer (Bob) Noury
Coin 2: de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk / W/C Russell Bannock


1996
Coin 2: CF-100 Canuck / Jan Zurakowski
Coin 3: CF-105 Avro Arrow / James A. Chamberlin


1997
Coin 5: Canadair F-86 Sabre / Fern Villeneuve
Coin 6: Canadair CT 114 Tutor / Edward Higgins


1998
Coin 7: Canadair CP-107 Argus / W.S. Longhurst
Coin 8: Canadair CL-215 Waterbomber / Paul Gagnon


1999
Coin 9: de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter / George A. Neal
Coin 10: de Havilland DHC-8 Dash 8 / Robert H. (Bob) Fowler

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