The Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set - officially licensed by Imperial War Museums

The Operation Mincemeat 75th anniversary Set – Officially licensed by Imperial War Museums, only 499 sets are being issued. 

Discover the true spy story that changed the course of the second world war! 


  • Original Wartime Stamps and Coins - the same types as those used in Operation Mincemeat - now over 75 years old!

  • The original Operation Mincemeat briefing documents are held by Imperial War Museums and official reproductions are included with your set.  See the original ‘Go’ order from Churchill’s Office to the Admiralty green lighting Operation Mincemeat and read the briefing reports to and from HMS Seraph instructing execution and confirming completion of the mission.

  • The Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set features a rendition of St. Christopher in the style of the period, as would have been worn by Major Martin. Layered in pure 24-carat gold, each edition is individually numbered. 

  • FREE with your set – the definitive book about Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre. 

  • Licensed by Imperial War Museums - just 499 75th Anniversary Operation Mincemeat Coin Sets are being issued worldwide, order today to secure yours.

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426-CO289.02

Operation Mincemeat – the true spy story that changed the course of the second world war! 

Seventy-five years ago, one of the most important wartime operations took place, the documents behind which have since been declassified. They reveal a true spy story that changed the course of the Second World War......

The operation involved placing ‘top secret’ documents on the dead body of an apparent British officer, ‘Major Martin’, for the Nazis to find. The documents included fake correspondence between two British Generals which suggested that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, with the real target of Sicily being merely a feint to misdirect German military effort. The documents were so convincing that the Nazis believed they had revealed a secret plot and prepared for invasion in what would turn out to be the wrong place. The plan was called Operation Mincemeat and would prove to be a key moment in the Second World War. The successful invasion of Sicily opened up vital shipping supply lines in the Mediterranean for Allied forces and ultimately paved the way for the successful D-Day landings in 1944.

For your eyes only... and yours to own ... the same ‘Wallet litter’ that Major Martin was planted with - and 'TOP-SECRET' briefing documents

To make the deception convincing the fictitious Major Martin needed not just to be equipped with the top-secret documents. 'Wallet litter' (as it is referred to by Naval Intelligence) was required to create a truly credible character. Items such as a St Christopher's medal, coins, stamps, love letters and even a letter from his bank about his overdraft were weaved into the plan. Now 75 years after the deception, The Bradford Exchange has gathered original pieces of the Operation Mincemeat ‘wallet litter’ and recreated the ultimate collectors' set - The Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set.

Officially licensed by Imperial War Museums, only 499 sets are being issued

The original Operation Mincemeat briefing documents are held by Imperial War Museums and official reproductions are included with your set. See the original ‘Go’ order from Churchill’s Office to the Admiralty green lighting Operation Mincemeat and read the briefing reports to and from HMS Seraph instructing execution and confirming completion of the mission.

Now 75 years after the deception The Bradford Exchange has recreated Major Martin’s 'wallet litter' with the Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set.

Planting the right ‘litter’ on the body of Major Martin was essential to the success of Operation Mincemeat. Coins and stamps proved critical to ensuring the authenticity of the cover story. Documents held at the National Archives reveal the items that were planted on Major Martin. Selected for the deception were a handful of coins (nine to be precise, all issued between 1937-1943); four unused stamps and a St. Christopher’s medal. The set includes nine original wartime coins and four unused stamps, each now over 75 years old - precisely the same types carried by Bill Martin for Operation Mincemeat. features a rendition of St. Christopher in the style of the period. Layered in pure 24-carat gold, it is uniquely numbered making your Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set one of a kind – the ultimate collectors' item!

FREE with your set – the definitive book about Operation Mincemeat

Written by Ben Macintyre and a Sunday Times ‘No.1’ bestseller, Operation Mincemeat – The True Spy Story of WWII is the definitive account of this audacious wartime operation and within the pages of this book, the true identity of Major Martin is finally revealed.

Licensed by Imperial War Museums - just 499 75th Anniversary Operation Mincemeat Coin Sets are being issued worldwide, order today to secure yours

The Operation MIncemeat 75th Anniversary set:

Item Year of Issue  Alloy Condition  Diameter   Weight  Description 
Half-Crown 1937 - 1943 .500 Silver circulated 32.3mm 14.14 g The reverse shows an elegant waisted tilting shield complete with a ring by which it appears suspended or hung

English Shilling

1937 - 1943 .500 Silver circulated 24mm 5.65 g The reverse features the British Lion Statant Guardant
Sixpence

1937 - 1943

.500 Silver

circulated 19mm 2.83 g  The Crowned royal cypher 
Penny 1937 - 1943 Bronze circulated 31mm 9.4 g The Seated figure of Britannia with lighthouse
The St Christopher’s medallion Layered in pure 24-carat gold Proof 9.3 mm 3 grams The medallion included in the Operation Mincemeat 75th Anniversary Set features a rendition of St. Christopher in precisely the style of the period but has been struck to the highest possible modern collector quality Proof finish
4D Stamp 1943 Unused mint condition - - First effigy of King George VI facing left by Edmund Dulac
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