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Falkland Islands 2008 - 90th Anniversary of the Royal Army Force - Cupro Nickel Crown

Availability: In stock
  • 2008 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown
  • Issue on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as Proof Sterling Silver and 1/5oz Proof Fine 999.9 Gold
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

To commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force, Pobjoy Mint has produced a spectacular coin on behalf of the Falkland Islands Government.  The Royal Air Force came into existence on 1 April 1918 by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.  The RAF is the world's oldest air force of any significant size which is independent of any army or naval control.  During World War I air power proved to be a strong defensive force and the newly formed RAF became a respected and formidable force.

Throughout the inter-war years the RAF had to prove that there was still a need for an independent air force especially during peacetime.  In order to keep themselves in the public eye and avoid being disbanded and its duties returned to the Army and Navy the RAF began trying aviation record attempts. 

The design depicts three aircraft in flight, a Vulcan Bomber, a Eurofighter Typhoon and a Walrus and the wording in the surround reads ‘90th Anniversary of the RAF’.  The coin is available in Unc. Cupro Nickel, Proof Sterling Silver and 1/5 Proof Fine 999.9 Gold.  The precious metal versions have been struck four times to achieve the excellent Pobjoy Proof finish.  Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD.

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Coin Year 2005 - 2009
Government Falkland Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel Crown
Diameter 38.60 mm
Weight28.28 gms
Issue LimitUnlimited

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UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.

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