On 1 April 2018 the Royal Air Force marked its 100th Anniversary.
To celebrate the occasion, The Royal Mint has chosen to release a series of new £2 coins, this is the fifth and final coin in the series and features a version of the newest addition to the RAF, the F-35 Lightning II.
The F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation aircraft with a top speed of 1.6Mach, it will join the Typhoon FGR4 in providing the Combat Air component of UK defence from 2018.
This one is “extra-special” because it is a The Royal Mint’s flagship Silver Piedfort issue – they are double the normal thickness of a standard coin. It is a tradition that dates back centuries when such Piedfort pieces were struck exclusively for Royalty and dignitaries.
Today Piedfort coins are still recognised as The Royal Mint’s most prestigious silver releases with a sell-out history to match. That’s because you don’t just own twice the silver but you also own a coin with LESS THAN HALF the edition limit of the standard Silver Proof Coin.
Twice the Silver. Less than HALF the edition.
Only 3,000 available worldwide and struck from 925/1000 Sterling Silver with fine gold plating to a pristine Proof Finish, the reverse features Richard & Neil Talbot’s design of the F-35 Lightning II.
Each coin comes in its own Official Royal Mint Presentation Case and with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Secure yours today with a deposit of just £25.
And don't forget, this coin has a limited edition presentation of just 3,000, a significantly lower edition limit than the standard silver proof issue, so it won't be available for long.
Best of all, the UK 2018 RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II Silver Piedfort £2 can be yours today for an initial payment of just £25 (followed by just 4 more interest free monthly instalments of £25).
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UK 2018 RAF Lightning Silver Proof Piedfort £2
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- Weight: 24g
- Diameter: 28.4mm
- Metal: Inner - .925 Silver, Outer - .925 Silver with Fine Gold Plating
- Limited Edition Presentation: 3,000
- Obverse: Jody Clark
- Reverse: Richard and Neil Talbot
- Denomination: £2
- Finish: Proof
- Country of issue: United Kingdom
- Year of issue: 2018