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75th Anniversary of VE Day 2020 UK £2 Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

Limited Edition 1,635

  • A Maximum coin mintage of 1,945 coins – the mintage figure marks the year the war ended
  • An official UK Coin to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day
  • Produced in collaboration with Imperial War Museums (IWM)
  • Features an edge inscription ‘JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW’ from the king’s VE Day address
  • Preserve the legacy of VE Day to pass to future generations
Price: £110.00
  • No Longer Available
  • Product code: UK20VEPF

United Across Generations

Following news of Germany's surrender, 8 May 1945 – Victory in Europe (VE) Day – was declared a public holiday. With bunting strung from lamp posts and pubs stocked with beer, war-weary Britons could finally celebrate. People danced and hugged in the streets as sheer joy broke down social conventions. “This is your victory,” declared Winston Churchill, paying tribute to the British people who had remained unbowed by the bombings and blackouts. VE Day remains in the memory of all who witnessed it. Seventy-five years on, we thank the generation who gave so much and honour their spirit and sacrifice.

In 2020, we remember the first hopeful steps towards lasting peace and the promise of a brighter future with a commemorative £2 coin. Available in limited-edition gold Proof, silver Proof and silver Proof Piedfort editions, alongside a Brilliant Uncirculated edition, Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans captures the magnitude of events with a design that puts people at the very heart of the coin – the rays emanating from the centre evoke a sense of hope. As we mark this landmark anniversary, it’s a poignant reminder of the strength of national unity in times of crisis.

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75th Anniversary of VE Day 2020 UK £2 Silver Proof Coin

Denomination £2
Maximum Coin Mintage 1945
Alloy Inner: .925 sterling silver. Outer: .925 sterling silver plated with fine gold
Weight 24.00 g
Diameter 28.40mm
Reverse Designer Dominique Evans
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Edge Inscription JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW
Quality Proof
Year 2020
Pure Metal Type Silver

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