In 1918, we were striking the medals that paid tribute to the brave men and women of the Royal Air Force who played their part as the First World War drew to a close. Now, 100 years later, we are proud to join the RAF in their centenary celebrations, striking five coins for a patriotic collection that will mark this important milestone.
To mark the RAF centenary, we have struck five UK £2 coins; four celebrating iconic RAF aircraft – the Spitfire, Vulcan, Sea King and Lightning II – and one inspired by the badge of the RAF. Discover more about the air crafts and the RAF centenary in this infographic.
Each £2 coin in the series celebrates the RAF’s pioneering spirit and innovation in aviation. The collection begins with their Symbol of the Skies, the RAF badge – designed by Royal Mint designer, Rhys Morgan, read our behind the design blog to find out more about the inspiration behind his design.
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