The D-Day 80th Anniversary Coin Set - the complete set of original coins from one of the most notable dates in British history!

A rare chance to own a piece of Second World War history with the D-Day 80th Anniversary Coin Set

  • The complete set of nine British circulating coins dated 1944

  • Includes the France-Germany Star, the medal awarded to and worn by D-Day veterans

  • Superb heritage items from the reign of King George VI, grandfather of our current monarch, Charles III

  • All the coins are now long-lost in time, none of have been produced for over 80 years!

  • A unique reminder for us, and younger generations, about the coinage and history of the war era.

  • The set comes presented in a bespoke presentation case (presentation case may vary from that shown)

  • Also included with your set is an informative Certificate of Authenticity

  • A limited edition set released in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings

£297.00
Available in 4 instalments of £74.25 Comes with our 365-day no-quibble money-back guarantee

Product Number:
426-KBC03.06S

Eighty years ago, at H-Hour the order went out to the waiting troops. The command turned the 6th of June 1944 from an ordinary summer’s day into a defining date in British history, and so began “The Longest Day”. 

The D-Day 80th Anniversary Coin Set 

Now, 80 years on, Heritage Coins has brought together all nine coins that were struck that momentous D-Day year, 1944. These are the coins used by those working in Britain on the farms and in the factories; the soldiers, sailors and airmen on leave; and used by those busy in the build-up to, and involved in, the D-Day landings. These are not replicas or modern commemorative strikings: each coin is an original from 1944 and the D-Day era. They are quite literally the coins that helped win the day.

Hold a piece of History in Your Hands

Heritage Coins has sought fine specimens of all nine coins that were in circulation on 6 June 1944. These are all genuine coins, each of them 80 years old. These coins belong to a bygone era when money still had ‘the look’ and ‘the feel’ of money. The silver coins contained real silver, and our money had nicknames such as a ‘bob’, ‘tanner’ and ‘thruppenny bit’.

These are authentic artefacts of the Second World War, carefully curated historic coins that form a tangible and lasting connection with those who served on D-Day.

This historic coin presentation features superb heritage designs depicting some of our most powerful national symbols: majestic Britannia graces the penny; the half-crown carries the distinctive crowned shield of the Royal Arms within a garter; the florin, effectively the first decimal currency at a tenth of a pound, features the crowned Tudor Rose; Britain’s smallest denomination and best-loved pre-decimal coin fittingly featured Britain’s smallest bird - the Wren. Also presented is the little lucky silver sixpence, affectionately known as a ‘tanner’ and Britain’s’ favourite coin – the 12-sided thru’penny bit.

Six of the coins in this set are notable for being ‘last of their kind’ issues

The silver coins in this set were, in fact, the very last coins of their denomination to be struck in silver for circulation. One of the reasons why the coins in this set are so hard to acquire is precisely because they were minted in silver – the value of which exceeded their denomination, and thus, many were melted down for their silver content. 

All nine coins in this set bear the portrait of George VI by Royal Mint engraver Thomas Humphrey Paget. The coins come displayed together in a deluxe presentation case (packaging may vary from that shown). An informative booklet and Certificate of Authenticity accompanies each D-Day 80th Anniversary Coin Set. 

Included with your set - the France & Germany Star

Instituted by Great Britain in May 1945 The France-Germany Star was the campaign medal awarded to soldiers who served on land, sea or air in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands or Germany between 6 June 1944 and 8 May 1945. These were the actual medals awarded to and worn by D-Day veterans - the soldiers who fought so bravely and sacrificed so much for the freedom we enjoy today. The obverse design bears the ‘GRI VI’ cypher, ornate, in a circular centrepiece surrounded by an edged band bearing the text ‘THE FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR’. Representing the 3 colours of the union flag, the design of the tri-coloured ribbon from which the medal is suspended was proposed by King George VI himself.

Due to the scarcity of these original coins, all minted over 80 years ago, these coins are now becoming increasingly difficult to find, order your set today!

The coins in the D-Day 80th Anniversary coin set:

Coin Year of Issue  Alloy  Diameter   Weight  Reverse Design
Half-Crown 1944 .500 Silver 32.3mm 14.14 g An elegant waisted tilting shield complete with a ring by which it appears suspended or hung

Florin

1944 .500 Silver 28.5mm 11.31g Crowned Tudor Rose flanked by a thistle and a shamrock with the initial GR underneath

English Shilling

1944 .500 Silver 24mm 5.65 g British Lion Statant Guardant

Scottish Shilling

1944 .500 Silver 24mm 5.65 g Crowned lion seated atop crown holding sword and sceptre 
Sixpence

1944

.500 Silver

19mm 2.83 g  Crowned royal cypher 

Threepence

1944 Nickel Brass 21.8 mm 6.8 g Three-headed 'thrift' 
Penny 1944 Bronze 31mm 9.4 g The Seated figure of Britannia with lighthouse
Half Penny 1944 Bronze 26mm 5.7 g  Ship -  The Golden Hinde
Farthing 1944 Bronze 20mm 2.83 g The Wren