Royal Mint 2018 coins: The 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force £2 Coin

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20 January 2018
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The Royal Mint will honour the centenary of the Royal Air Force with a new £2 coin, in a partnership with the Royal Air Force which forms part of the RAF100 centenary programme.​

The Royal Mint will honour the centenary of the Royal Air Force with a new £2 coin, in a partnership with the Royal Air Force which forms part of the RAF100 centenary programme.

A statement from The Royal Mint said: 

'Since its formation on 1 April 1918, the Royal Air Force had defended the skies above Britain. The Royal Air Force has been at the forefront of Britain’s defence, from the first wooden biplane, through the development of hi-tech supersonic jets, to today’s Lightning aircraft; it has always been at the cutting edge of innovation, marking the aviation milestones of the twentieth century. '

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Coin specifications
Denomination£2
Compositions and weights:
Inner: Cupro-nickel, Outer: Nickel-brass (12g)
Inner: Cupro-nickel, Outer: Nickel-brass (12g)
Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold (12g)
Inner - 925 Ag/ Outer - 925 Ag plated with fine gold (24g)
Inner 916.7 Au yellow gold/ Outer 916.7 Au red gold (15.97g)
Diameter: 28.40mm 
Obverse: Jody Clark
Reverse: Rhys Morgan
Edge /inscription: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA

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