Own a piece of American military history with a pair of new .999 fine silver rounds that honor two iconic aircraft of the United States Air Force (USAF), the F-117 Nighthawk and F-15 Strike Eagle. These beautiful, patriotic silver rounds are presented by Guy Harvey and are exclusively produced by Gainesville Coins!
The world's largest and most powerful air force, the USAF, can trace its history back all the way to 1907. It became its own independent service branch of the armed forces forty years later and has played an integral role in protecting America and its allies in the time since. Initiatives such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (collectively called "ISR") are also part of the force's core missions. Moreover, the Air Force engages in a variety of humanitarian operations all around the world.
Over 300,000 men and women serve as active duty personnel for the USAF. The service maintains more than 5,000 aircraft. Its core values are Integrity, Service, and Excellence, which can be elaborated as "Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do."
In addition to defending the people and interests of the United States domestically and overseas, the U.S. Air Force shoulders enormous responsibility with regard to satellites, space, cyberspace, and the country's arsenal of nuclear weapons under the broader umbrella of the Department of Defense.
Few things inspire more awe than the world's most advanced military aircraft. They fly at mind-bending speeds and pack enough firepower to defeat any adversary. Soaring high above the clouds like birds of prey, these aircraft are a crucial element in the maintenance of peace and security, both at home and abroad.
The Strike Eagle has been the premier fighter jet of the United States Air Force for the past three decades. It combines excellent manueverability with better than Mach 2 speed and a diverse array of weaponry. It has seen action in virtually every major conflict involving the U.S. military since its inception in the late 1980s and continues to serve our country thanks to its incredible durability and longevity.
The famous "stealth bomber" was perhaps the most celebrated addition ever to the Air Force's fleet when it became known to the public in 1988. Mesmerized by its futuristic design and tactical capabilities, observers often openly wondered if they witnessing a real-life UFO. Shrouded in mystery during the Cold War, the Nighthawk was the first aircraft to reliably evade radar detection. It was decomissioned by the USAF in 2008.
An exclusive partnership between Gainesville Coins and Guy Harvey has officially brought these two beloved aircraft to collectible silver bullion. Show your patriotic spirit by choosing your favorite of the two, or buy both for the complete set! These rounds also makes great gifts for any aviation-obsessed kids or veteran Airmen in your family. Each round contains 1 troy ounce of pure silver by weight.
The designs depict each aircraft in flight with a photo-realistic quality on the obverse (front) of the round. The trademarked U.S. Air Force logo is placed below, while the current USAF motto inscribed at the top rim reads, "AIM HIGH. FLY - FIGHT - WIN." The reverse shows a bald eagle in front of a banner reading "UNITED STATES AIR FORCE." Radiant light and stars fill the background. The Air Force logo and Guy Harvey trademark appear to the left and right of the eagle, respectively. Rim inscriptions include the weight and purity of the round.
The same obverse design is rendered in full vibrant color in this special version of the round, complete with red, white, and blue trim along the rim. The colorized elements of the reverse (back) design include blue on the USAF and Guy Harvey logos, yellow on the lettering of the banner, and full realistic colors for the bald eagle. This creates a beautiful contrast against the natural silver of the rest of the design. Each colorized round also comes with its own stunning presentation box included.
We are also proud to be the exclusive distributor of numerous other Guy Harvey silver bullion products. This series of silver rounds and silver bars feature the renowned artist and marine scientist's original artwork, and likewise come in both bullion and colorized editions. Be sure to check out the entire lineup of The Guy Harvey Collections, which you will only find at Gainesville Coins!