Special £2 coin to mark D Day anniversary is yours for £845

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Yahoo Finance UK
A special coin has been released to mark 75 years since D-Day. Photo: Royal Mint
A special coin has been released to mark 75 years since D-Day. Photo: Royal Mint

The Royal Mint has unveiled a series of special £2 coins to mark 75 years since the D-Day landings.

The coins pay tribute to those involved in the events on June 6, 1944, which are widely seen as a key turning point in the Second World War.

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But some of the coins do not come cheap, with a 22-carat gold version on sale for £845.

Only 400 of the finest gold range have been issued, and the Royal Mint’s website said 60% had already been sold at midday on Tuesday.

The cheapest coin on sale costs £10. A donation from each purchase will be given to the Imperial War Museums.

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The story of the landings is etched onto all of the coins, with the code names of the five French beaches on which Allied troops landed etched into the coin.

The design, including the font, was inspired by military maps and other historic documents at one of the Imperial War Museums, which helped to create the coins.

Nicola Howell, director of the consumer division at the Royal Mint, said: “The D‐Day landings is one of the most significant events in our nation’s history, and it’s important that we remember the instrumental impact that the landings had on the outcome of the Second World War.

“Seventy-five years on, our commemorative £2 coin is a fitting tribute to the significance and scale of the operation, and is an important recognition of the bravery of those that made D‐Day possible.”

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