The Official RAF Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin

The Royal Air Force's Official Coin Tribute to the Legendary Dambusters Raid

  • The Brand New Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin

  • Officially Licensed by The Royal Air Force

  • Layered in pure Silver

  • Depicts the effigy of King Charles III by engraver Jody Clark

  • Highest Quality Proof Finish

  • Coin design officially approved by Buckingham Palace

  • Limited Mintage - just 19,995 coins will be released

  • Includes the official Dambusters Anniversary Collectors' Presentation Folder - FREE

  • The full mintage is reserved exclusively for Heritage Coins collectors

  • Accompanying the coin are mission details and archive imagery of the characters, aircraft and weapons of Bomber Command’s 617 Squadron - The Dambusters

  • Order the first issue & secure guaranteed access to the remaining five coins in the set for just £39.95 each (+£3.99 p&p).  Each coin will be sent to you to preview at three to four weekly intervals. The coins you choose to keep will be charged to your credit/debit card

Measures 38.6mm in diameter
£9.95

S&S: £3.99

Comes with the opportunity to collect up to 5 coins in the official Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin Set should you wish to do so, with no obligation or commitment, for just £39.95 + £3.99 delivery each. See "About the Collection" below
Comes with our 14-day home approval service and 365-day no-quibble money-back guarantee
Product Number:
626-CO266UPD

The Royal Air Force's Official Coin Tribute to the Legendary Dambusters Raid

80 years ago, on the moonlit night of May 16-17, 1943, an airborne mission was launched from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the venture so ambitious and so risky that even to this day, it is hard to believe it is not a work of fiction. Codenamed Operation Chastise, the mission was to destroy three dams deep within the German heartland.  The Dambusters Raid has since become one of the most well-known and legendary raids conducted by the RAF during the Second World War.  To mark the 80th anniversary, a brand new coin has been issued - and officially licensed by The Royal Air Force.

The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the legendary Dambusters Raid, Buckingham Palace has officially approved a special coin release limited to only 19,995 pieces — a small number for such a historic anniversary. Issued under license with the Royal Air Force, the Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin features intricate detailing of a Lancaster bomber dropping the infamous bouncing bomb. As one of the first releases of 2023, the obverse features the portrait of King Charles III by British coin designer Jody Clark.

Struck to a gleaming collector’s Proof finish & layered in pure Silver

The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin has been layered in pure silver and struck in Crown size (38.6mm) to a PROOF finish. This is the highest quality possible, coveted by collectors: each coin struck not once but twice onto a specially prepared mirrored surface.

An official tribute, but only 19,995 coins will be issued

Not only is it beautifully crafted, but the coin is also absolutely official — fully approved by Buckingham Palace and The Royal Air Force. Only 19,995 coins will be issued, and once they are sold out, no more can ever be produced. The restricted release means fewer than one in every 2,800 UK households may own this coin, so please don't miss your chance to reserve your limited-edition Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin today! 

FREE Official Collectors' Presentation Folder

Together with The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin, you will receive the official Collectors' Folder. This fully illustrated pack provides a protective and timeless home for your coin and reveals the story behind one of the most daring of all Royal Air Force wartime missions.  From the initial mission concept and training to the eventual raid itself, the astonishing true story of The Dambusters is revealed through original archive documents and imagery from Imperial War Museums and The National Archives.  Accompanying your folder is the Certificate of Authenticity, guaranteeing your coin's specifications and provenance. Both are yours COMPLETELY FREE with our compliments, with your order.

Five future coins are planned to be released leading up to and following the 80th-anniversary commemorations. By ordering the Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin, you will join our priority list to receive the coins in The Dambusters Coin Set for just £39.95 +£3.99p&p each. They will be sent to you to preview on our 14-day no-obligation home approval service. We promise you’ll never have to keep a coin you don’t absolutely love. Each edition will come with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing its specifications and provenance, FREE of charge.

The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin is available on pre-order today for just £9.95 (+ p&p)

The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin has such a low edition that Heritage Coins has reserved the full allocation of the 19,995 mintage for our collectors. The coins will be released in May, in time for the 80th anniversary, and we are now accepting pre-orders. We will keep you informed of the delivery date of your coin as soon as it is minted. You will not be charged for your coin until it is ready to be sent to you.

The Dambusters 80th Anniversary Coin 


Year of Issue 2023
Finish Fully layered in pure Silver
Quality Proof – the highest possible quality
Weight 25 grams
Diameter 38.6 mm
Edge Milled
Obverse Portrait of His Majesty King Charles III by Jody Clark
Reverse The Dambusters Raid May 16th, 1943
Denomination One Crown
Issuing Authority Ascension Is, approved by Buckingham Palace and The Royal Air Force
Edition Limit 19,995

Why do we offer the first coin in a set at a discount?

  • We believe this is the best way to introduce you to a collection and trust that this first coin will assure you of the quality of craftsmanship and convince you that this is a collection not to be missed
  • By purchasing this first coin, you will be guaranteed access to the remaining five coins in the definitive Dambusters Coin Set, retelling the story of one of the most legendary Royal Air Force missions of all time
  • Each of the coins is layered in pure silver and will be sent to you to view entirely on approval and without obligation for just £39.95 (+£3.99 S&S) each, at approximately 3-4 weekly intervals on our 14-day home approval service. 
  • You can relax knowing that you will be able to complete your set easily and affordably, should you choose to do so. You're not at risk of an increase in the price of the remaining coins in the set, nor will you miss out due to an edition sell-out.
  • For your convenience, you do not need to order each coin separately – simply pay for the editions you choose to keep as and when you receive them, charged to the credit or debit card on which your order was placed.
  • You are under no obligation to purchase any of the remaining coins in the set, and you may cancel your collection at any time.
  • All orders are covered by our 14-day approval, 365-day no-quibble money-back guarantee.

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