Coin Hunter
£2 Coins » First World War Centenary

First World War Aviation £2 Coin

Two pound coin struck to commemorate and pay tribute to the aviators of the First World War.
2017 £2 Coin First World War Aviation
2017 First World War Aviation Brilliant Uncirculated £2 [Coin Hunter card]
2017 First World War Aviation Brilliant Uncirculated £2 [Coin Hunter card]

Available now from the Coin Hunter Royal Mint Shop

Coin Rarity / Mintage

Circulation Mintage: 0
BU Mintage: 90,926

The First World War Aviation £2 Coin was Not Struck For Circulation (NSFC), so wont be found in change.

This two pound coin was available to purchase in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality from release date: 06 July 2017. Total BU Mintage figures include 54,159 coins in First World War Aviation Royal Mint packs and 36,767 sold in other packaging such as sets / cards (official distributors).

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


The Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) First World War Aviation £2 Coin was available from £8.99 on issue, in as new condition this BU £2 coin is worth about £14.50.

There are 37 UK £2 coin designs that can be found in your change - find out which £2 coins are the most valuable?

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.

First World War Centenary £2 Coin
First World War Centenary £2 Coin
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

Coin condition and quality

The value of a coin is always related to the condition.

Prices shown on this page relate to coins available to buy in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) quality. These are coins produced to a higher standard that show more detail and have none of the marks and scratches that will be seen on all circulation quality coins.