Official Royal Mail First Day Silver Proof Coin Cover issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force
On 1st April 1918, the Royal Flying Corps, the air arm of the British Army merged with the Royal Naval Air Force to form the Royal Air Force (RAF). As the United Kingdom’s aerial warfare organisation, it continues to protect the country and its interests, provide humanitarian support and save lives.
The organisation has played a significant role in British military history in particular during World War II where it fought its most famous campaign, the Battle of Britain. The RAF is recognised all over the world for its capability, courage and innovation.
In 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Mail released a stunning limited edition coin cover. The cover features an official Red Arrows miniature sheet which contains four new commemorative stamps. The stamps are cancelled on the very first day of issue – 20th March 2018 - with a specially designed handstamp from Scampton, Lincoln, the home of the Red Arrows, which sets in stone the very low edition limit of just 750 covers. An information card is enclosed providing a brief history of the Red Arrows from its inception to the present day. To complete this impressive tribute, it includes a new, official Royal Mint Silver Proof £2 Coin featuring the RAF badge.
This official Royal Mail Silver Proof £2 Coin Cover has a very low worldwide edition limit of only 750 and is expected to sell out extremely quickly.
The significance of the centenary of the RAF and the very low worldwide edition limit are two key reasons why the cover is in very high demand. Harrington & Byrne has managed to secure a very small number of these attractive Silver Proof Coin First Day Covers to offer today.
Key Issue Information:
- Official limited edition silver proof coin cover issued by the Royal Mail to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force
- Features four Red Arrow commemorative stamps on a miniature sheet cancelled on the very first day of issue with a specially designed handstamp
- Also includes an official Royal Mint Silver Proof £2 Coin issued especially for the 100th anniversary featuring the RAF badge
- Low worldwide edition limit of only 750 and this impressive Silver Proof Coin Cover is expected to sell out extremely quickly
- Housed in original Royal Mail Presentation Folder with Certificate
Delivery via Royal Mail Special Delivery
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom