Please Note :To maintain the credibility and preserve the symbolism of the coin, only qualified Canadian Paratroopers will be able to purchase it. Only one coin will be issued to an individual. We will require all available information about the course you graduated including but not limited to: dates, location, home unit, and course serial. To ease the process, you can email us a copy of your course report or certificate (a picture will suffice as long as information is visible). NSC or Non-Serialized Coins can be purchased as a Collectible.
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Though there have been excellent efforts from the various serving and post service Airborne/Parachute Operations institutions to produce and issue their own coins to perpetuate the tradition of the "Airborne Coin", not since disbandment in 1995 has there been a coin wholly representative of Paratroopers in the Canadian Armed Forces.
This is the first centrally issued, serialized, and recorded coin available to those who have completed the Canadian Armed Forces "Basic Parachutist's Course".
The coin displays the image of a Paratrooper in a CT-1 Parachute under canopy, superimposed on a maple leaf. Turning the coin, the image of our Parachutist Specialty Skill Badge, superimposed on the Pegasus and Bellerophon; the historical icon representing commonwealth airborne forces. The piece measures 38mm in diameter, 3mm in depth and is die struck of cartridge brass, with antique bronze patina and 24 Karat gold detailing. In discussion with the manufacturer, they have informed us this is the nicest coin they have ever produced.
Jumpers graduating in 1955 in Rivers, Manitoba; Members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment and the Canadian Army 2nd (Bde) Special Service Force; Para Company Groups; Sgt "Airborne" himself; and many others who have passed through the exacting standards of the Parachute Instructors cadre, are holders of this coin.