100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK 2 Silver Proof Coin

100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK 2 Silver Proof Coin
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100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK 2 Silver Proof Coin100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK 2 Silver Proof Coin100th Anniversary of the First World War Aviation 2017 UK 2 Silver Proof Coin
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Code:  UK17W1SP
Brand:  Royal Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  138g

Key Features

  • The only official UK coin commemorating 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 in 925 Sterling silver to Proof standard
Secured by Thawte

The very first airplanes were wooden-framed fuselages covered with glued fabric, with wood wings connected and a simple cockpit. These airplanes were unreliable, crashed often and crews did not carry parachutes. Early engines were weak, making it hard get air-borne with a man within, and any weaponry adding to the weight. In the early days of the war, fire was the airman's worst opponent instead of enemy pilots. As innovation established, air battle ended up being an interesting kind of warfare in the eyes of journalism and public. The exploits of fighter pilots, or 'aces', were particularly romanticised, depicted as honourable 'gentlemen duellists' in the skies above the horror of the trenches The edge lettering of this coin commemorates the very first aviators to compromise their lives in the race for the skies, remembering the days of the war when 'The Sky Rained Heroes'

This coin is struck in 925 Sterling silver to Proof requirement, in a Limited Edition Presentation of 3,500 coins.

Denomination £2
Metal Inner: .925 silver.
Outer: .925 silver plated with gold
Size 28.40mm
Weight 12.00gms
Quality Proof
Mintage 3,500

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