2019 marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one of the most significant offensives of the Second World War – “the beginning of the end”. Hattons of London is pleased to be able to offer you a coin set to commemorate this major anniversary – The King George VI 1944 D-Day British Coin Set.
This is a complete set of British coins of the year 1944. There are ten coins in all, and more than half of them are silver!
These are the coins used by those working in Britain in the factories and farms, and by the soldiers, sailors and airmen before they embarked on their mission – to play their part in Operation Overlord and the D-day landings.
OTHER FEATURES THAT MAKE THESE COINS OF GREAT INTEREST TO COLLECTORS
The set includes all the coins of the year 1944 – ten in all – halfcrown, florin, both shillings, sixpence, both threepences, penny, halfpenny and farthing.
From the beginning of King George VI’s reign there were two shillings produced – one featuring the English lion (viewed from the side) and another with the Scottish lion (viewed from the front). This was done as a tribute to the king’s wife, Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) who was daughter of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. This proved to be a popular tradition and one that continued into the reign of our own Queen, Elizabeth II. This D-Day set includes BOTH types – English and Scottish – of the 1944
THE SILVER THREEPENCE RARITY
This set also contains two different threepence coins. From the beginning of the reign there were plans to withdraw the small silver threepence and replace it with a more durable twelve-sided coin struck from nickel-brass. In 1944 both types of coin were minted although the SILVER version was produced only in small quantities and exported to Commonwealth countries – few, if any were
released in Britain! They were of course still legal tender in Britain, so we have included one in this set, alongside the twelve-sided brass version that circulated here.
SUPERBLY PACKAGED SO YOU CAN SHARE WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS
Please note these coins are NOT replicas or modern commemorative strikings! Each one is an original of 1944 and is housed in a protective capsule making it easy to share with others. The set is housed in a luxurious presentation case, and comes with a detailed certificate of authenticity with both historical and technical details.
With the passage of time, sets such as this are becoming incredibly difficult to source and so this may be the last major D-Day anniversary where it is possible to acquire a set such as this.