The VE Day 75th Anniversary £10 Coin
The World First VE Day 75th Anniversary £10 Typographic Coin - "We Shall Fight on The Beaches" in Supersize 65mm Diameter
World-first typographic design literally depicts Churchill in his own words
Features the words from Churchills 'We Shall Fight on the Beaches' speech
Supersized 65mm diameter coin struck to the highest quality Proof finish
Layered in pure Silver and limited to just 499 coins worldwide
Presented in a deluxe wood presentation box with Certificate of Authenticity
- Only Available through the Bradford Exchange, this coin is a masterpiece of the minters' artform
World First Coin Marks 75th Anniversary of VE Day
It is said that Churchill ‘mobilised the English language and sent it into battle’, and it was eighty years ago on June 4, 1940, that a defiant Churchill addressed the House of Commons, and delivered what is now regarded as one of the most powerful pieces of oratory in history — We shall fight on the beaches. Minted to mark the occasion, and the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020 a supersize £10 coin has been issued.
Never before has a ten-pound coin featured such intricate detailing. The words on the coin are not printed, each individual letter has been painstakingly created and sculpted by hand, in the style of Churchill’s own handwriting. The skill and precision of the artist and engravers shine through as they bring Churchill’s indomitable character to life through his words on this 'World First' coin.
An Iconic Portrayal Of Our Nation's Greatest Briton
As Britain’s wartime Prime Minter Churchill’s words galvanised the nation and gave the British lion its roar during the darkest days of the Second World War. His words won a crucial victory for the very spirit of human freedom, a freedom we still enjoy today. Honouring Churchill’s victory this prestigious £10 coin has been issued to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day in 2020. The design features a specially commissioned portrait of Churchill with his steadfast gaze. It perfectly captures the spirit and defiance of our nations most charismatic statesman; his unwavering determination of victory at all costs. Look closely and you will notice that by implementing an innovative minting technique, Churchill’s portrait is made up of the words of his iconic speech, in minute and exacting detail.
Limited to Just 499 Coins World-Wide - Each Struck In Highest Quality Proof
Layered in pure silver, the “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” £10 Coin is struck to proof finish. Proof is the highest possible quality for a coin, in which specially prepared dies are used to strike multiple times onto the coin to create a mirrored finish. The result is an enhanced definition that allows every detail of the artist’s exceptional design to be appreciated. Due to the time-intensive nature of striking a coin of this calibre and size to a proof finish, just 499 “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” £10 Coins were issued for worldwide release.
A Special Oversized Striking - Layered in Pure Silver
The magnificent “We Shall Fight On The Beaches” £10 Coin measures a full 65mm diameter — a super-size striking
chosen to showcase the intricate design. This coin is over three times as heavy as a regular one-ounce crown. It weighs a truly impressive 3.5 ounces (approx 110 grams). Fully approved by Buckingham Palace, the size allows for exceptional clarity and relief — that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
The VE Day 75th Anniversary £10 Coin
|Finish||Layered in Pure Silver|
|Quality||Proof - highest quality possible|
|Obverse||Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II|
|Reverse||Typographic portrait of Winston Churchill. The typography is made up from the words of his ‘We Shall Fight on the Beaches’ speech. The VE Day emblem indicates 12.01am on the clock face rim when official cessation of hostilities came into force.|
|Edition Limit||499 worldwide|
|Presentation||In deluxe wood display box with certificate of authenticity and history booklet.|