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

Specification

Specification Value
Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 750
Alloy Inner: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer: 22 carat red gold
Weight 15.97 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Specification Value
Reverse Designer Stephen Taylor
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription THE LONGEST DAY
Quality Proof
Year 2019
Country Of Origin United Kingdom
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