100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK BU Coin

100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK BU Coin
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Code:  UK17W1BU
Brand:  Royal Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  48g

Key Features

  • The only official UK coin commemorating the aviators of the First World War
  • Fully endorsed by Imperial War Museums
  • Part of The Royal Mint’s series commemorating the First World War ‘from outbreak to armistice’
  • Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
Secured by Thawte

100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK BU Coin Coin Quality

The very first airplane were wooden-framed fuselages covered with glued sheets, with wooden wings connected and a simple cockpit. These aircraft were unreliable, crashed regularly and crews did not carry parachutes. Early engines were weak, making it difficult to become airborne with a man within, while any weapons contributed to the weight. In the early days of the war, fire was the airman's worst enemy rather than enemy pilots.

As innovation established, air combat ended up being an amazing kind of warfare in the eyes of the press and the general public. The exploits of fighter pilots, or 'aces', were especially romanticised, portrayed as worthy 'gentlemen duellists' in the skies above the horror of the trenches.

The edge lettering of this coin pays tribute to the very first aviators to compromise their lives in the race for the skies, keeping in mind the days of the war when 'The Sky Rained Heroes'.

Denomination£2
MetalInner: Cupro-nickel
Outer:Nickel-brass
Size28.40mm
Weight12.00gms
QualityBrilliant Uncirculated
MintageUnlimited
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