First introduced in 1941, the B-24 Liberator was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft during World War II. Before production of the aircraft ceased in 1945, more than 18,000 B-24s had been manufactured.
Designed and used primarily as a heavy bomber, its effectiveness as a maritime patrol bomber and heavy transport aircraft was demonstrated throughout the war. The B-24 served in all major combat theaters and made a significant contribution to the success of the Battle of the Atlantic.
This coin pays tribute to the success of the B-24 Liberator, one of the most important and influential aircraft of World War II. The obverse contains two distinct views of the B-24 in flight. Featuring an eagle with wings outstretched, symbolizing the protection of liberty that America’s military provides, the reverse also contains a space for engraving.
Struck in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin comes packaged with a descriptive header card that provides insight into the role of the B-24 in the Allied war effort.
Each coin measures 1 1/2 inch (39mm) in diameter.
This is a surplus NWTM item. Packaging may vary.
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