In the effort to defeat Fascism during World War II, the Allies needed to find a way to own the skies over Europe. Before the entrance of the United States into the conflict, the Americans provided England and France with weapons and armaments to help defeat Nazi Germany. One of the most important tools the Americans provided through the Lend-Lease Program was the P-51 Mustang. Today, 1 oz Copper P-51 Mustang Rounds are available to you online at Silver.com.
- Available to ship to you in protective flips, plastic tubes of 20, or boxes of 500 rounds!
- Shows off the might of the P-51 Mustang!
- Consists of One AVDP ounce of .999 fine copper.
- P-51 Mustang airplane on the obverse.
- Common design element features on the reverse.
North American Aviation developed the P-51 Mustang starting in 1940. The development of the P-51 Mustang was actually the idea of NAA as a counter-proposal to a request from the British Purchasing Commission, on behalf of the Royal Air Force, for more Curtiss P40 fighter planes. NAA proposed the development of a new airframe. Starting in April 1940, P-51 Mustangs went into development and the planes first hit the skies in October 1940.
All of the 1 oz Copper P-51 Mustang Rounds are available to you as new rounds from the mint. These copper rounds are offered individually inside protective flips, with multiples packaged in either plastic tubes or boxes. Plastic tubes carry a maximum of 20 copper rounds, while boxes hold a total of 500 copper rounds. The 500 rounds in the box are packaged in 25 individual 20-round tubes.
In the obverse design of the Copper P-51 Mustang Rounds, the mint features an image of the mighty P-51 in flight. The Mustang was first developed as a tactical reconnaissance platform that also had capabilities as a fighter. However, the original models lacked the engine power to match the altitude and power of the aircraft of the Luftwaffe. By the time the P-51 D Mustang was released late in the war, the Allies were able to dominate the skies by surpassing the altitude and speed capabilities of German fighters, and boasted six M2 Browning Machine Guns with .50 caliber rounds.
For the reverse field of the 1 oz Copper P-51 Mustang Rounds, the mint offers its common design element for copper collections. The design features the image of a US national shield with three stars, a set of eagle’s wings, and a version of the American flag above the design element.
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