Assault on Fortress Europe
In order to defeat Germany, the Allies had to open a second front and relieve the pressure on the Soviet Union. Standing in their way was a series of vaunted defences known as the ‘Atlantic Wall’. 75 years after D-Day, we retell the epic story of the largest amphibious assault in military history and pay tribute to the unflinching bravery of the men who stormed the Normandy beaches.
Taking his cue from military maps and landing craft markings, Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor captures the enormity of the undertaking on this commemorative £2 coin. Struck in fine silver and finished to finest Proof standard, this monumental story is exquisitely retold in miniature.
|Maximum Coin Mintage||8750|
|Alloy||Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||THE LONGEST DAY|
|Pure Metal Type||Silver|
|Country Of Origin||United Kingdom|