The 2019 Heroes of D-Day 75th Anniversary Gold Half and Full Sovereign Set
Seventy-five years ago, Allied forces in World War Two launched the largest attack by land, air and sea in history. The mission was to capture the beaches of Normandy, in France, to create a pathway into mainland Europe to allow it to be liberated from the grip of German occupation.
This was Operation Overlord and in the words of Sir Winston Churchill it was “undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult” operation that had ever taken place.
The first day of this assault on the Normandy beaches has become known to history as ‘D-Day’. Now, in 2019, we mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with an innovative gold sovereign coins, the first ever to be produced with a contoured edge, matching the shape of ‘Juno’ beach (Half Sovereign) and ‘Sword’ beach (Sovereign) where British troops led the attack on D-Day. It’s the first of its kind, ever.
GROUND-BREAKING GOLD COINS FOR AN EVENT THAT CHANGED HISTORY
On 6th June 1944, while naval vessels bombarded the heavily fortified German defences along the Normandy coast and Allied aircraft mounted a relentless airborne assault, British, Canadian and American troops stormed a number of targeted beaches as part of the D-Day Landings.
With so few veterans of this conflict still with us today, it is all the more important to remember their service to our country. A unique and lasting commemoration ensures that future generations understand what was achieved on D-Day 1944, and at what cost.
The new sovereign coins that have been minted to mark this important anniversary are technically demanding to strike – a significant British gold coin for an event of national importance.
Never before has a sovereign coin with a contoured edge been struck. Authorised by The East Caribbean States and minted in Britain, The 2019 Heroes of D-Day 75th Anniversary Gold Half and Full Sovereign Set is a superb tribute to the heroes of D-Day.
To reflect the cooperation of British, US and Canadian troops on D-Day these coins – remarkably – feature their face value in both ‘sovereigns’ and ‘dollars’!
Comes in a luxury presentation box with a space to put your 2019 Heroes of Gold Beach quarter sovereign along side the half sovereign and sovereign.