Skunk Works F 22 Raptor Bronze Antique Coin
Combining impressive speed, unmatched agility, and awesome firepower, the F-22 Raptor is a vital component of America's military arsenal.
Engineered and built at Lockheed Martin's super-secret testing facility, known as "Skunk Works," the F-22 was designed as the replacement for the famed F-15 Eagle and was first introduced in 1997.
With a total length of sixty-three feet, eight inches, the F-22 features a wingspan of nearly forty-three feet, and is capable of sustained speeds of greater than 900 miles per hour. As America's premier front-line combat aircraft, the F-22 greatly enhances the maneuverability of U.S. ground forces and strengthens America's military advantage.
This coin salutes the F-22 Raptor's contribution to the success of U.S. military operations throughout the world. As part of the Lockheed Martin "Skunk Works" Series, the obverse features a rendering of the F-22 Raptor. The reverse bears the "Skunk Works" emblem.
Minted in MerlinGold®, a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold, this coin contains an antique bronze finish. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity that details the history of Lockheed Martin's "Skunk Works" program.