Five Crowns for Five Beaches - 'Struck on The Day' issue

The D-Day commemorations in 2019 were a fitting tribute to all those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” during the Second World War, and this may well be our last chance to honour them.

  • A historic 'Struck on the Day' coin - issued on one day only the 75th Anniversary of D-Day - June 6, 2019, means that once the edition limit is sold out, it can never be repeated
  • Just 1,944 coins issued
  • Each coin is uniquely numbered within the edition limit – the earliest orders will receive the lowest edition numbers.
  • Layered with pure silver
  • Approved by Buckingham Palace, the coin’s design reflects the contribution made by each nation during the D-day landings
  • Minted to an impressively large 65mm diameter (almost three times larger than a £1 coin).
  • Weighing 3.5 ounces (approx 110gm), its sheer size allows for exquisite detail and clarity – that has to be seen to be fully appreciated
  • Exclusive to the Bradford Exchange
Struck to a 'supersize' 65mm in diameter
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426-CO320.01

As we paid tribute to all those who took part in that defining date in history, a very special coin was being struck

On 6 June 2019, we commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Across the country, and across the channel, nations, dignitaries and veterans gathered to remember the courage and sacrifice of all those who took part in the D-Day landings. The day began with a lone piper playing a lament on Port Winston signalling the minute the invasion began and the moment the first British soldier landed on Gold beach.

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the magnificent Five Crowns for Five Beaches Coin was struck on the actual 75th anniversary day - 6 June 2019 to an immaculate proof finish and layered with pure silver.

What makes this coin truly exceptional is that the design has been accented with sand from the D-Day landing beaches making this the very first coin of it’s kind ever issued.

Accented with Sand from the D-Day Landing Beaches

The D-Day landings in 1944 took place across five beaches codenamed Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha and Utah. It is the sand from these very beaches which has been hand applied to each individual coin - a time-consuming process undertaken by the most highly skilled craftsmen and applied in a manner which outlines the Normandy coastline where the allied forces landed.

Struck on One Day Only — the 75th Anniversary of D-Day — 6 June 2019

Officially approved by Buckingham Palace for release, The  Five Crowns for Five Beaches Coin takes its place in history. Just 1,944 Five Crowns for Five Beaches Coins were struck on June 6, 2019. This is an exceptionally small mintage for such a historic commemorative issue. And as it is a ‘Struck on the Day’ issue this means that once the edition limit is sold out, it can never be repeated.

Just 1,944 coins issued and individual numbering makes each coin unique 

Layered in fine 999 Silver, each coin is uniquely numbered within the edition limit – which means no two pieces are the same. Your piece is completely unique to you, making it the ultimate collectors’ edition. A strict application procedure is in place with priority established on a ‘first come first served basis’. The earliest orders will receive the lowest edition numbers. 

An exceptional one-off striking of a ‘supersize’ 65mm Five Crown coin 

Each coin is struck not once but twice onto a specially prepared mirror surface, allowing every nuance and detail of the artist's design to be appreciated. Minted in a ‘supersize’ 65mm, the impressively large diameter (almost three times larger than a £1 coin) allows for exquisite detail and clarity. The assaults on the five beaches were led by three allied nations, Great Britain, Canada and USA. The coin’s design reflects the contribution made by each nation. Look closely and you will see that the soldiers’ cast their reflections on the sand in the form of the national flags from each of their home nations.

Free presentation box & certificate of authenticity

The coin comes presented in a bespoke presentation case individually encapsulated to protect and preserve both the coin and Normandy sand, which has been hand applied by skilled craftsmen. Included with your coin is an informative Certificate of Authenticity.

Act quickly a sell-out is expected 

This issue limit of 1,944 coins is an exceptionally small mintage for such a historic commemorative issue and given the significance of the occasion which this coin commemorates, we expect worldwide demand to exceed the number of coins minted.  

The D-Day commemorations in 2019 were a fitting tribute to all those who made the “ultimate sacrifice” during the Second World War, and this may well be our last chance to honour them. Order today.

Five Crowns for Five Beaches:

DENOMINATION

Five Crowns

ALLOY

Layered in fine .999 silver

ACCENTING

Accented with Normandy beach sand

QUALITY

Proof - the highest possible quality

EDGE

Milled & Uniquely Numbered

OBVERSE

Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

REVERSE

Five soldiers walk along the Normandy beaches, casting shadows in the form of flags from their home nation.

WEIGHT

110 grams

DIAMETER

65 mm

ISSUING AUTHORITY

Tristan da Cunha

MINTAGE

1,944