In March 1917, Billy Bishop, a young pilot who would become Canada’s top flying ace, took to the air. This fine silver collectable coin commemorates this historic Canadian in full colour. Billy Bishop, born on February 8, 1894 in Owen Sound (Ontario), was 23 years old when he downed his first German plane on his first mission during World War I. By the end of the War, he had 72 victories to his credit, ranking only third behind the 80 claimed by Manfred von Richthofen, Germany’s legendary Red Baron.
All collectable coins have been previously owned. Conditions will vary.
Metal Type: Silver
Diameter: 38 mm
Special Features: Full colour
Packaging: RCM branded maroon clamshell with black box and certificate
Artists: Susanna Blunt (obverse)