Royal Air Force Sea king

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Specifications

Issued 2018
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Jody Clark
Reverse Neil and Richard Talbot
Edge Milled
Inscription PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
Mintage ?
B.U pack C
10.00 L
13/08/18 I
Product code C
UK18SKBU K
 

Design details:


Watchful and vigilant the Iconic Sea King Helicopter.

Designed by brothers Neil and Richard Talbot, Formed in the early days of aviation, today the Royal Air Force is recognised all over the world for its capability, courage and innovation. 100 years on from its formation, The Royal Mint struck an exciting five-coin series, released throughout 2018, to commemorate this milestone. The penultimate aircraft featured in the series, the powerful Sea King, reminds us of the life-saving work the RAF carries out in the most extreme situations.

A beacon of hope to those in need who catch a glimpse of the bright yellow helicopter, artists Richard and Neil Talbot have captured the Sea King in action on the reverse of this coin. His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge famously piloted the Sea King, and a quote detailing his experience is included in the specially designed packaging that has been created in collaboration with the RAF.
 

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