The D-Day 75th 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 75th Anniversary Coin Set
The complete set of nine British circulating coins dated 1944 and the Victory stamps of that era.
Superb heritage items from the reign of King George VI, father of our current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II
All the coins are now long-lost in time, none of have been produced for over 75 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 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings
Seventy-Five 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 75th Anniversary Coin Set
Now, 75 years on, The Bradford Exchange 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
The Bradford Exchange has sought fine specimens of all nine coins that were in circulation on 6 June 1944. These are all genuine coins, each of them 75 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 75th Anniversary Coin Set.
FREE with your set - the 1946 victory stamps
Featuring the symbols of peace and reconstruction these two George VI stamps were issued at the very end of the Second World War as a philatelic tribute in celebration of the Allied victory. Denominated 2 ½d and 3d at the time they symbolised the hope of a brighter and peaceful future for our nation. These stamps are presented in mint condition – as pristine as when printed 74 years ago. An important piece of British wartime and philatelic history, they are included with each D-Day 75th Anniversary Coin Set completely FREE with our compliments.
Due to the scarcity of these original coins, all minted over 75 years ago, these coins are now becoming increasingly difficult to find, order your set today!
The coins in the D-Day 75th 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|
|1944||.500 Silver||28.5mm||11.31g||Crowned Tudor Rose flanked by a thistle and a shamrock with the initial GR underneath|
|1944||.500 Silver||24mm||5.65 g||British Lion Statant Guardant|
|1944||.500 Silver||24mm||5.65 g||Crowned lion seated atop crown holding sword and sceptre|
|19mm||2.83 g||Crowned royal cypher|
|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