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First World War Aviation £2 Coin

£2 coin struck in 2017 to commemorate and pay tribute to the aviators of the First World War.

2017 £2 Coin First World War Aviation

£17 - £20
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Coin Rarity

BU Mintage: 83,391
Not found in change: 0 coins created to enter circulation. Available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated quality from release date: 06 July 2017.

Coin Value - How much is my First World War Aviation £2 coin worth?


Prices from £8.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £19. Expect to sell your unpackaged / carded coin for between £17 and £20 on eBay / Facebook.

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Martinsyde G.100 Elephant
Martinsyde G.100 Elephant

The First World War was the first time that aircraft had been used on a large scale in conflict. At the start of the war, aircraft were mainly used for tactical work and reconnaissance, but as the war developed, both sides started using them to drop bombs, and pilots became entangled in "dog fights". By the end of the war, the RAF was established, a significant division of the British forces. The role of these pilots became crucial to the war effort, just as much as the troops on the ground.

This 2017 coin honours the work that these early aviators did, and the sacrifices they made in this dangerous work for their country. The reverse design by Dan Flashman shows an aircraft of the period similar to the Martinsyde G.100 Elephant flying over country fields, with the caption "THE WAR IN THE AIR". The reverse features the 5th portrait by Jody Clark.

Coin Packaging

Brilliant Uncirculated coins produced by The Royal Mint must be sold in packaging when first offered for sale - whether direct or via official distributors.

This £2 in Brilliant Uncirculated quality was included in these coin packs / sets:

2017 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set

Available to purchase on the release date 03 January 2017 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £89 for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 27,551

First World War Aviation 2017 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Available to purchase on the release date 06 July 2017 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £18 for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 47,703

The Aviation 2017 UK £2 Base Metal PNC

Available to purchase on the release date 23 August 2017 from The Royal Mint, currently valued at £18 for as new packaging and coin.

Packs Sold: 8,137
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Coin Reverse (tails side)

A First World War aircraft engaged in reconnaissance with the inscriptions "1914 · 1918" and "THE WAR IN THE AIR"

Design by: Dan Flashman

Coin Obverse (heads side)

5th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark with the inscription "ELIZABETH II • D • G • REG • F • D • 2 POUNDS • 2017 •".

Coin Edge

The 2.5mm milled edge is inscribed with the text "THE SKY RAINED HEROES".

Coin Specification

Denomination: £2
Alloy: Cupronickel (inner) Nickel-Brass (outer)
Weight: 12g
Diameter: 28.4mm
Quality: BU
Year: 2017

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Coin Hunter CH codes: CH1914AIR CH1914WAR CH1918AIR CH1918WAR CH2017AIR CH2017WAR

This coin uses Coin Hunter search codes to identify the coin based on any date shown on the coin and words shown on the reverse of the coin.

The code is made up of CH then a 4 digit year date such as 1914 and one word from the tails side of the coin, for example AIR no spaces are used, so one of 6 possible codes for this coin is CH1914AIR.

The full list of codes that can be used to quick search coin information for the First World War Aviation £2 coin (such as current value) are based on the dates 1914,1918,2017 and words AIR,WAR : CH1914AIR CH1914WAR CH1918AIR CH1918WAR CH2017AIR CH2017WAR

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