The Royal British Legion 2023 Masterpiece Silver 5oz Coin
Featuring a GENUINE piece of Lancaster Bomber – The 2023 RBL Silver Masterpiece
***Please note the is a pre-order item. We currently expect to begin despatching orders from the 21st September***
Proudly issued in support of the RBL and the Armed Forces community, this year’s Masterpiece features a genuine piece of a WWII Lancaster Bomber, meticulously cast into the shape of the iconic aircraft and precisely set into an impressive Silver 5oz coin.
A piece of Lancaster Bomber with a remarkable story to tell
This Masterpiece coin has been struck from FIVE OUNCES of Sterling Silver and features a single stylised Royal British Legion Poppy® as well as the Lancaster plane dropping the Royal British Legion Poppy over The Mall – selectively plated in vivid red ink. The result is an exceptional 3-dimensional effect.
But the incredibly rare facet of this year’s coin is that it features a genuine piece of Lancaster Bomber.
You see, the silver plane that adorns your coin has been made from Avro Lancaster PA474. Originally built in 1945 for use in strategic bombing in the Far East, it was assigned to Photographic Reconnaissance duties in Africa before appearing in two WWII movies – Operation Crossbow and The Guns of Navarone. It was finally restored back to wartime standard in 1973 and has been in service with the Battle of Britain memorial flight for FIFTY years.
The powerful artwork on the coin depicts the tradition of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight of dropping poppies over The Mall to commemorate those who lost their lives.
This is important because the original piece of Lancaster included in the Masterpiece is from the exact same plane that has participated in this symbolic act of Remembrance by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The metal from the Avro Lancaster was recovered from the starboard outer engine housing and once it had been melted down and poured into a mould, it was cooled and cleaned to create the high-relief plane. But even then, this is NOT a cast piece.
The finish is a stunning antique appearance, meaning it has all the detail that you expect from a commemorative coin but allows you to touch the coin and hold a genuine, iconic piece of history in the palm of your hand.
Reserve your Masterpiece TODAY
To be one of ONLY 250 people to own this historic Masterpiece Poppy Coin, featuring a genuine piece of Lancaster Bomber, I urge you to act now and when we send you your 2023 Masterpiece Silver 5oz Poppy Coin we will also make a donation of £69.50 to the Royal British Legion on your behalf.
- Country of Issue: Jersey
- Denomination: Ten Pounds
- Year of Issue: 2023
- Metal: 999/1000 Silver
- Diameter: 65mm
- Weight: 155.53g
- Reverse: Adam Taylor
- Obverse: Glyn Davies
- Finish: Antique
- Edition Limit: 250
POPPY is a registered trademark of the Royal British Legion
10% from the sale of this product will be paid to The Royal British Legion Trading Limited, which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (charity no. 219279) or Poppyscotland (Scottish charity SC014096).
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