The Official Merchant Navy Association D-Day 75 Five Coin Sovereign Set

Released in the 75th anniversary year of the Normandy landings

D-Day 75 Five Coin Sovereign Set

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  • Struck in the 75th anniversary year of the D-Day landings
  • An enduring tribute to the largest seaborne invasion in history
  • Released in partnership with The Merchant Navy Association
  • Type: Single
  • Availability: Low
Price: £ 6,995

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.

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday 6th June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during WWII. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest multi-nation and multi-service seaborne invasion in history. D-Day ultimately forced the Germans to fight a war on two fronts, which they were unable to effectively counter-attack. On May 75th 1945, less than 12 months after Operation Neptune was launched, Germany surrendered to the Allies. 

The Merchant Navy

Britain's 'Fourth Service' went decades without recognition for their wartime efforts - especially their actions during D-Day. Some 2,450 merchant seafarers sacrifices their lives that day. In total, more than 140,000 merchant seamen are though to have been at sea at any one time during the war. 

Price:£ 6,995
Specifications
Metal:
22-carat Gold
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
1.99g, 3.99g, 7.98g, 15.97g, 39.94g
Diameter:
13.50mm, 19.30mm, 22.05mm, 28.40mm, 36.02mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Quarter, Half, Full, Double & Quintuple Sovereigns
Year of issue:
2019
Set issue limit:
100