A Nation Stands Alone

Despite Neville Chamberlain’s proclamation of ‘peace for our time’ in 1938, a year later the invasion of Poland precipitated the Second World War and appeasement had run its course. The British public were resigned to the fact that Hitler had to be stopped but ahead lay struggle and sacrifice.

This Royal Mint Historics set brings together the circulating coinage of 1939 and the War Medal, issued for 28 days of operational service during the conflict. Sourced and authenticated by The Royal Mint, and offered for sale in premium condition, this coin and medal set captures the spirit of a nation standing alone as Nazi forces advanced through Western Europe.

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Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Year 1939-1945
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1939-45 World War Two Campaign Medal

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Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Reverse Designer E. Carter Preston
Obverse Designer Percy Metcalfe
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1939 George VI Sixpence

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Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.41mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% Silver
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1939 George VI Shilling, Scottish Lion

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Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.60mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% Silver
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1939 George VI Shilling, English Lion

Specification Value
Weight 5.66 g
Diameter 23.60mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% Silver
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1939 George VI Florin

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Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.50mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% Silver
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1939 George VI Half Crown

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Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.31mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% Silver
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1939 George VI Farthing

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Alloy Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20.19mm
Reverse Designer H. Wilson Parker
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
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1939 George VI Halfpenny

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Alloy Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.48mm
Reverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
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1939 George VI Penny

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Alloy Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.86mm
Reverse Designer Charles Walter Coombes
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
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1939 George VI Threepence

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Alloy Nickel Brass
Weight 6.80g
Reverse Designer Frances Madge Kitchener
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Diameter (mm) 21.08 (across flats), 21.74 (across corners)
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1939 George VI Threepence

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Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.26mm
Reverse Designer G. Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer T. Humphrey Paget
Alloy 50% silver
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