The Royal Mint honours 75 years since the historic D‐Day landings

DATE: 7th May 2019: 

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  • Often cited as the day that turned the tide of the Second World War, the epic story of the Normandy landings is being retold on a special edition commemorative £2 coin.
  • Inspired by military maps, the coin depicts the enormous scale of the D-Day landings and Operation Overlord.
  • The commemorative coin is available exclusively at royalmint.com, and can be purchased in Gold and Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes.

The Royal Mint is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the remarkable D‐Day landings with a special new £2 commemorative coin.

On 6 June 1944, the Allies invaded Normandy in the largest amphibious assault in history. With a huge invasion force the Allies stormed five beaches code named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. Overcoming a series of defences known as the Atlantic Wall, the Allies were able to secure a foothold on the continent and begin the liberation of occupied Europe. The landings were a crucial turning point in the Second World War and were pivotal in the eventual Allied victory.

The commemorative £2 coin, designed by The Royal Mint’s graphic designer, Stephen Taylor, takes

inspiration from military maps to depict the strategy taken by the Allies to land on the five Normandy beaches. The coin represents the huge and unprecedented scale of the operation, which was an all‐out assault by land, sea and air. The coin was designed as a tribute to those who planned and participated in the epic feat.

Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer Division at The Royal Mint, commented: “The D‐Day landings is one of the most significant events in our nation’s history, and it’s important that we remember the instrumental impact that the landings had on the outcome of the Second World War. 75 years on, our commemorative £2 coin is a fitting tribute to the significance and scale of the operation, and is an important recognition of the bravery of those that made D‐Day possible.”

Created in association with Imperial War Museums, The Royal Mint’s 2019 D‐Day commemorative coin is available to purchase from www.royalmint.com. Available in Gold Proof, Silver Proof, Silver Proof Piedfort and Brilliant Uncirculated finishes, prices start from £10. A donation from every D-Day coin purchased from The Royal Mint goes to IWM to help them continue their important work.

 

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2

Coin title

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Gold Proof Coin

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Silver Proof Coin

75th Anniversary of D-Day 2019 UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin

Denomination

£2

£2

£2

£2

Issuing Authority

UK

UK

UK

UK

Alloy

Inner:  916.7 Au Yellow Gold, Outer:  916.7 Au Red Gold

Inner:  925 Ag; Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner:  925 Ag; Outer: 925 Ag plated with fine gold

Inner: Cupro-Nickel

Outer: Nickel-Brass

Weight

15.97g

24.00g

12.00g

12.00g

Diameter

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

28.40mm

Obverse Designer

Jody Clark

Reverse Designer

Stephen Taylor

Quality

Proof

Brilliant Uncirculated

Edge Lettering Description

‘THE LONGEST DAY’

Limited Edition Presentation

400

2,000

5,000

Unlimited

RRP

£845.00

£110.00

£67.50

£10.00

 

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