Celebrate the RAF with their Symbol of the Skies
The motto of the Royal Air Force ‘Per Ardua Ad Astra’, meaning ‘Through Adversity to the Stars’ captures the courage and spirit of both the Royal Air Force and the exceptional people who have pioneered in aviation since 1918. This year, The Royal Mint is proud to join the RAF in their centenary celebrations.
Mark a historic moment in the story of British aviation - an official licensed product of the Royal Air Force. A perfect gift for any aircraft enthusiast or a moving tribute to any family member who has served in the RAF.
The Royal Air Force was formed during the First World War in 1918, and is the oldest air force in the world. Since it was formed the RAF have played a significant role in British military history. Its role in The Battle of Britain in 1940 is the RAF’s most famous triumph, and was one of the first major military campaigns fought entirely by air forces.
To mark the centenary of The RAF and honour their sacrifice in protecting Great Britain’s skies, The Royal Mint has issued a 2018 commemorative £2 coin.
The reverse features the design by Rhys Morgan of the Badge of the RAF. The Badge features an eagle flying in front of a circle with the Imperial Crown at the top. The edge inscription is the official RAF motto ‘PER ARDUA AD ASTRA’, which is Latin for ‘Through adversity to the stars’.
The obverse features Jody Clark’s portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
LIMITED EDITION - ONLY 500 will be officially postmarked by Royal Mail with the date of the Centenary of the Royal Air Force – 01.04.18.
Coin will forever be preserved in its tamper-proof numismatic sealed capsule, which is presented in a beautiful black leatherette presentation case.
Year of Issue - 2018
Denomination - £2
Metal - Bi-Metallic
Weight - 12g
Diameter - 28.4mm
Quality - Brilliant Uncirculated
Country of Issue - UK
Unique serial number - coin is identifiable by its unique serial number. Serial Number: B47-0419
Pictures are for illustration purposes only - you will receive Serial Number B52-0419.