Official Merchant Navy Commemoratives 


The Merchant Navy is often referred to as the ‘Fourth Service’, but it has also become the forgotten service, with the huge contribution of the merchant fleet during war too often overlooked and undervalued. The thousands of merchant seafarers who made up the ‘Fourth Service’ during the war are our ‘unsung heroes’ – their heroism and the sacrifices largely unreported and uncelebrated. The London Mint Office is proud to change this. All of the following coins are endorsed by, and help fund donations to, The Merchant Navy Association. Collectables carrying the ‘Anchor’ mint mark are the official products from the Merchant Navy Association. The anchor is a symbol of strength and in heraldry is a symbol of hope.


The Official Merchant Navy Association D-Day 75 Quarter Sovereign

Released in the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings!

  • In September 1939, the world witnessed the outbreak of WWII. The total deaths incurred during the entire war made it the largest and bloodiest conflict in history. The technology advances made during this war made it the most destructive war in human history.
  • This year we witness two poignant anniversaries, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the second World War and the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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