In 2017 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War and the Aviators contribution to victory, the Royal Mint released a very Limited Issue Brilliant Uncirculated Aviation £2 Two Pound Coin Certified Slabbed and Graded by PCGS as MS69.
In 1914, as Europe finally went to war, the call went out to enlist. The British Army, unlike the French and German armies, was made up exclusively of volunteers. 30,000 volunteers signed up each day, in response to Lord Kitchener’s famous recruitment drive.
The debut of the Kitchener Army of volunteers turned into a massacre. As the British divisions advanced they were cut down by machine gun fire.
Few communities remained untouched by the immense sacrifice paid as a result of this strategic failure.
The reverse designed by Tangerine depicts an Aircraft in flight while the obverse has the stunning Fifth Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.