- Mintage Limit - 1500
- Antonov Set 24K GOLD Gilded 5x 1 Oz Silver Coin
- Coin in capsule+with Certificate of Authenticity + Presentation case
The Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Ukrainian: ??????? ??-124 «??????») (NATO reporting name: Condor) is a strategic airlift jet aircraft. It was designed by the Ukrainian SSR's Antonov design bureau, then part of the Soviet Union. It is the world's second largest serially-manufactured cargo airplane and world's third largest operating cargo aircraft. During development it was known as Izdeliye 400 in house, and An-40 in the West. First flown in 1982, civil certification was issued on 30 December 1992. Over forty are in service (26 civilian models with airlines and 10 firm orders as of August 2006) and 20 were in commercial use in 1998 in Ukraine, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Libya.
A true heavyweight of the aviation industry, Antonov has built or modified more than 100 types of aeroplane since 1946, including the truly remarkable An-225 Mriya, the world's largest plane. Proof Quality Pure Silver Comprised of five coins, each is struck from 1oz of 99.9% pure silver in proof quality, this stunning five-coin set celebrates the Ukrainian company"s immense contribution to aviation. 24-Carat Gilded Designs The reverse of each coin portrays the Antonov company logo and the image of a notable aircraft that has been beautifully gilded in 24-carat gold: An-2 Colt Making its maiden flight in 1947, the multipurpose An-2 is one of the world"s most enduring and versatile aircraft. An-74 Designed as a freight transporter, the An-74 is also a successful regional passenger airliner offering short take-off and landing capability. An-124 Condor One of the biggest freight aircraft in the world, the An-124 is equipped with oversize front and rear cargo hatches for loading extremely large single payloads. An-148 A modern twin-jet aircraft designed for passenger transportation, the An-148 offers a level of comfort comparable to long-haul airplanes. An-225 Mriya A superheavy transporter, the An-522 can transport cargo in its huge internal freight compartment, or it can "piggyback" unusual payloads on top of its fuselage. Cook Islands Legal Tender Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of the Cook Islands, each coin depicts the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 2008 year-date on the obverse. Extremely Limited Mintage The Perth Mint will release no more than 1,500 of each coins accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity describing each plane in English, Ukrainian and Russian.