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RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:23 pm

Hi all I have just seen a TV comercial for the
£5 coin marking the centenary
Of the RAF with a Camel Spitfire & F35 on the
back and wondered what thoughts people had.

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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by Bushpilot » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:57 pm

There are quite a few 100th anniversary coins around at the moment. I am concerned that most of them seem to have nothing to do officially with the RAF or RAF Charities which would make them more attractive for me. A coin collector would have a better idea of their worth, but if you like them then why not.
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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by C24 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:14 am

The Royal Mint has a coin for the RAF. Seen in the centre of the group here


The cynic in me suggests that generally such coins are not an investment and are not value for money for a collector. On the other hand, they are a good earner for the seller.
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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by welshandy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:54 am

We bought one for our 11 year old. He likes collecting coins,but not for the investment possibilities. Just coins from his birth year 2006 etc.

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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by somerset » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 am

I've got the one with the 3 aircraft on it and I'm very happy with it

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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by plmc135 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:22 am

The Royal Mint are producing a £2 coin which will be legal tender to commemorate the RAF 100. Details can be seen on the Mint's website:-

https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-c ... nual-sets/

The £5 coin with the three aircraft is only legal tender in Jersey.

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Re: RAF 100 £5 coin

Post by filmman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:10 pm

Unfortunately, all the commemorative junk, plates etc are a complete waste of money. People trying to dispose of them find they have little value, they often end up in charity shops.
Legal tender coins, on the other hand retain there face value, but rarely ever appreciate because so many are produced. So if you like the coin why not buy it, you can always use it. Personally I prefer to go metal detecting to find Roman, Celtic, etc coins.

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