On 6 June 1944 the operation to liberate France began – D-Day had finally dawned. 70 years later The Royal Mint marks the anniversary of one of the pivotal moments of the Second World War with an official, specially-commissioned coin struck for Alderney. You can now own one of only 1,944 coins struck in 925 sterling silver, in a Limited Edition Presentation completed by a display case, booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.
Many months in the planning, the Normandy landings began on 6 June 1944: D-Day. The beaches of Normandy – codenamed Juno, Omaha, Utah, Sword and Gold – would be the battleground for thousands of troops, more than 10,000 of whom would be lost. Royal Mint engraver Lee R. Jones has created a moving tribute in his coin, capturing British soldiers advancing toward the beach from a soldier’s viewpoint, adding a personal element to his design. The codenames of the beaches are joined by Pointe du Hoc, an operation that destroyed German cannon placements before the main attack.
This specially-commissioned coin for Alderney has been approved by Her Majesty The Queen, as is every United Kingdom coin. Just 1,944 coins will be struck in 925 sterling silver, each one carefully finished to our Proof standard. Your coin is presented in a Royal Mint display case, with a Certificate of Authenticity to confirm the low issue and a booklet that tells the story of a day that many believe was the beginning of the end of the Second World War.