Stunning limited edition coin cover issued to mark the historic 50th anniversary of the very first Concorde flight
On 2nd March 1969 the supersonic airliner Concorde successfully completed its maiden test flight in Toulouse, France. With a maximum speed of twice the speed of sound, the iconic aircraft entered commercial flight in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. The transatlantic flights departing from London and Paris were completed in less than half the time of other airlines.
In 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of the very first Concorde flight, a stunning limited edition coin cover has been issued. At its centrepiece, it features a brand new, limited edition £5 coin struck to a proof-like finish and plated in pure silver. The reverse features an image of the Concorde aircraft inspired by its supersonic speed.
To perfectly complement this coin, the cover includes an original 1969 4d Concorde stamp issued 50 years ago by the Royal Mail. A first-class definitive stamp is cancelled on the 50th anniversary date - 2nd March 2019 - using a specially designed Concorde handstamp which sets in stone the low worldwide edition limit of only 1,969 covers.
The global demand for Concorde commemoratives and the low worldwide edition limit are two key reasons why the cover is in very high demand. Harrington & Byrne has managed to secure a small number of these attractive covers to offer today.
Key Issue Information:
- Stunning limited edition coin cover issued to mark the historic 50th anniversary of the very first Concorde flight
- Includes a limited edition Concorde £5 commemorative coin struck to a proof-like finish and plated in pure silver
- Also includes an original 1969 4d Concorde commemorative stamp and a first class definitive stamp cancelled on the 50th anniversary date – 2nd March 2019
- Very low edition limit of only 1,969 covers issued and it is expected to sell out extremely quickly!
- Housed in a Deluxe Presentation Folder with Certificate
Delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom