RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II 2018 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin | The Royal Mint

RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II 2018 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Limited Edition 3,000

  • The Lightning II on an official UK coin for the first time
  • Fully licensed by the RAF and created in partnership with their experts
  • The last coin in the hugely popular collection; order your limited edition coin today
  • A grand piedfort – struck at twice the thickness of the standard £2 coin
  • Finished to Proof standard, the finest finish you will find on commemorative coins
  • Just 3,000 piedfort coins are available in this Limited Edition Presentation
Price: £110.00
  • In Stock
  • Delivery within 7 to 10 working days.
  • Product code: UK18LTPF
  • Limited Edition Presentation: 3000

The Revolutionary Lightning II Captured on a Grand Piedfort Coin

Continuing its reputation for pioneering aviation, the Royal Air Force’s fifth generation multirole combat plane is set to revolutionise RAF fighting capability. The coin featuring the cutting-edge Lightning II completes our five-coin RAF centenary series, bringing focus to present day and the inspiring future of aviation.

Just as The Royal Mint has a history of honouring the Armed Forces, the piedfort coin itself has long commemorated the most important events and anniversaries for the nation. This piedfort edition of the £2 coin is a substantial tribute to modern aviation, with a diameter of more than 28mm and weighing 24 grammes of sterling silver.

The coin’s reverse design was unusually created by two artists, brothers Richard and Neil Talbot, who have collaborated to capture the Lightning II speeding through the sky on the coin. Every detail of the design has been finished to Proof standard and the accompanying booklet where you can read insights on the Lightning II, including a quote from a test pilot for the aircraft.

RAF Centenary F-35 Lightning II 2018 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 4000
Alloy .925 Sterling Silver
Weight 24.00g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Richard Talbot and Neil Talbot
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Proof
Year 2018
Pure Metal Type Silver

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