75 years ago Allied forces stormed five Normandy beaches, a plan shrouded in secrecy and executed with great courage. Over the course of a single day the outcome of the war swung decisively in their favour. This special collector set forms a fascinating retrospective of D-Day, the operation that turned the tide of the Second World War. Comprising a commemorative £2 coin finished to Proof standard and an original period newspaper from June 1944, it’s a fitting way to recall the enormity of the undertaking and what it meant to people back home waiting anxiously for news.
The Royal Mint Llantrisant, Pontyclun CF72 8YT United Kingdom royalmint.com © The Royal Mint Limited 2019 Manufactured exclusively by Signature Gifts Ltd. on behalf of The Royal Mint
|Maximum Coin Mintage||750|
|Alloy||Inner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold|
|Reverse Designer||Stephen Taylor|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Edge Inscription||THE LONGEST DAY|
|Country Of Origin||United Kingdom|