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2017 First World War Aviation Brilliant Uncirculated 2 [Coin Hunter card]

2017 First World War Aviation Brilliant Uncirculated 2 [Coin Hunter card]
£12.49

The First World War Aviation 2 commemorates the aviators in 2017 as part of the 100th anniversary of the First World War series. The design by Dan Flashman shows an aircraft of the period flying over country fields. The two pound coin is struck to Brilliant Uncirculated quality and protected by a plastic blister inside a sealed Coin Hunter card measuring 85mm x 61mm.

Denomination:£2
Alloy:Cupronickel
Quality:BU
Condition:New
Item weight:17g
Product code:BU17FWWACH
Product ID:3685094621237

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.

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