VE day 2020 | The Royal Mint

Mark the 75th
Anniversary of VE Day
– a Piece of Living History

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.

D-Day UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin 2019

D-Day UK £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin 2019

Limited Edition Presentation of 2,000 – 75th Anniversary


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£2 Gold Proof Coin and Period Newspaper Presentation Set

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Own a rare historical document detailing one of the greatest days in British history

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75th Anniversary of VE Day
Strike on the Day Sovereign

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Struck with a Matt finish in 22 carat gold and finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard

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The 1914 Sovereign

The 1914 Sovereign

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Coin and Stamp Set

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Behind the Design with Dominique Evans

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Connecting Generations

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