New £2 coin series announced to commemorate RAF centenary

What a year 2018 is turning out to be, we’ve had four new Beatrix Potter 50p coin, 26 A-Z 10p coins and now I’m delighted to reveal five new £2 coins to commemorate the Centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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The Royal Air Force was formed on April 1st 1918, in the early years of aviation. It was the world’s first independent air force, and is recognised today all over the world for its capability, courage and innovation.

You may already be familiar with the RAF Centenary Badge £2 as this was revealed on  New Year’s Day as part of the 2018 year set.

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Designed by Rhys Morgan, this first coin in the series celebrates the Royal Air Force as a whole, featuring the badge of the RAF.

This coin is available to own today in CERTIFIED Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

But, you won’t have seen the four other coins, all designed by brothers Richard and Neil Talbot, that make up this spectacular series. Let’s take a look.

RAF – Spitfire

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This coin features one of the most famous aircraft ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire, and is the second coin in the series. Designed by Reginald Mitchell, the Spitfire first flew in 1936, its sleek, streamlined fuselage, beautiful elliptical wing shape and incomparable Rolls Royce Merlin engine making it perhaps the most graceful fighter aircraft ever designed.

This coin is also available to own today in CERTIFIED Brilliant Uncirculated condition.

RAF – Vulcan

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This coin features the Vulcan bomber and is the third in the series. With it’s instantly recognisable delta wing, the Vulcan combined awesome capability with grace and beauty unmatched by another bomber from the jet-age. In flight, the aircraft was the epitome of power, with superb range and load-carrying capacity.

This coin will be released in May.

RAF – Sea King

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This coin features the Sea King helicopter and is the fourth in the series. The Sea King entered service with the Royal Air Force in 1978, exclusively in a search and rescue role, and the last Sea King mission took place on October 4th 2015 when a man found unconscious on Ilfracombe beach was picked up and flown to hospital.

You’ll be able to add this coin to your collection in August.

RAF – Lightning

Lighnting 300x300 - New £2 coin series announced to commemorate RAF centenaryThis, the last coin in the series, features the RAF’s newest aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II. As a fifth-generation aircraft, the complementary air superiority capabilities of Lightning will make a potent mix with the Typhoon.

You’ll be able to own this coin in September.

I’d love to know what is your favourite design from the RAF Centenary £2 series. Personally, I love the Vulcan coin as I remember seeing it’s final flight many years ago as it flew over my school.


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Avoid the wait, add this special coin, in CERTIFIED Brilliant Uncirculated quality, to your collection TODAY >>

 

  1. David Richardson on March 23, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Harrier and Lancaster bomber should’ve been included..maybe more could be added to the collection.



  2. Adrian Trundle on March 15, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I saw in the paper you can order a free coin holder but I cannot see on the website how to order so could you advise?

    Thanks



    • Luke Hearn on March 22, 2018 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Adrian, This is an exclusive offer through the newspaper that you saw. You can order the free pack using the URL provided in the advert. Thanks Luke



  3. Tim Chesson on March 10, 2018 at 8:12 am

    Very disappointed with the Lightening.
    It should be the English Electric Lightening.



  4. John taylor on March 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Should have included harrier jump jet and some 1st world war planes



  5. Barry Wilshaw on March 7, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    This is a fantastic design and a tribute to the RAF for the Battle of Britain



  6. Tim Powderly on March 7, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I loves to buy all RAF coins and I’d prefer it if you also includes Lancaster, Wellington, Mosquito (top fighter and bomber) and Hurricane, we mustn’t forget them all.



  7. Syd Hemingway on March 6, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    The so called lightning is the American one NOT the P1127 ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING. Shame on the



  8. Jason Hill on March 6, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I cannot believe there is not a Lancaster Bomber included! Iconic and integral to victory in Europe in WW2.



  9. Shaun Scott on March 6, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Shame there is nothing on the coins to commemorate the fledgling RAF, a biplane for instance. Seems you have to be a glamorous aircraft to get all the credit. Good old spitfire, won the war all by itself!



    • robert coleman on March 6, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      Of interest the hurricane had more kills than the spitfire



  10. Martin Taylor on March 6, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Can you get these five coins has a full collection if so when and how much



  11. diane pickering on March 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    can we order a full set now ..?



  12. Ian Mynott on March 5, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Shame I can’t get Change Checker as an App for my I-Phone



  13. David Martens on March 5, 2018 at 7:39 am

    When will they come out in general circulation ?



    • Luke Hearn on March 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      Hi David, I’m afraid I don’t have any dates for when these will be released into circulation, however it’ll likely be later this year or early 2019. Thanks Luke