The Dame Vera Lynn Giant Portrait Coin

An enduring commemoration which draws in all aspects of Dame Vera Lynn's wartime years and her on going acknowledgement as a beacon of light during Britain’s darkest days.

The Dame Vera Lynn Giant Portrait Coin

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  • Featuring a brand new portrait of Dame Vera Lynn by artist Ross Kolby.
  • Depicting a montage design of different aspect of the Second World War to commemorate Dame Vera Lynn’s vital contribution.
  • Layered in Pure 24-carat Gold
  • Type: Single
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Order your 'Dame Vera Lynn Giant Portrait Coin' today for just £297!

A new portrait of Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn was unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall. Dame Vera, who famously performed to British troops during the Second World War, is depicted alongside a number of symbols representing her life including a poppy and a BBC microphone. Her daughter Virginia Lewis was present at the concert hall for the unveiling of the painting, which was by Norwegian artist Ross Kolby. Also featured in the painting of Dame Vera, commissioned by The London Mint Office, are a Spitfire, the white cliffs of Dover and a night sky displaying constellations that she saw whilst entertaining troops in India in 1944.

Former Britain’s Got Talent winner and Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery, who won the ITV singing show after performing Dame Vera’s wartime hit We’ll Meet Again, also attended the unveiling.

He told the PA news agency:

“When you think about the words to We Will Meet Again, they just fit the bill don’t they, because it is what a chap was saying to his wife or his family.

“I expressed those kind of words to my own wife when I left for Korea.”

It is the first time that a new artwork has been displayed in the Royal Albert Hall for decades.

Metal:
Tombac layered in Pure 24-carat Gold
Quality:
Proof Finish
Weight:
400g
Diameter:
88.1mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Ten Crowns
Year of issue:
2020
Mintage limit:
1944

Order your 'Dame Vera Lynn Giant Portrait Coin' today for just £297!

A new portrait of Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn was unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall. Dame Vera, who famously performed to British troops during the Second World War, is depicted alongside a number of symbols representing her life including a poppy and a BBC microphone. Her daughter Virginia Lewis was present at the concert hall for the unveiling of the painting, which was by Norwegian artist Ross Kolby. Also featured in the painting of Dame Vera, commissioned by The London Mint Office, are a Spitfire, the white cliffs of Dover and a night sky displaying constellations that she saw whilst entertaining troops in India in 1944.

Former Britain’s Got Talent winner and Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery, who won the ITV singing show after performing Dame Vera’s wartime hit We’ll Meet Again, also attended the unveiling.

He told the PA news agency:

“When you think about the words to We Will Meet Again, they just fit the bill don’t they, because it is what a chap was saying to his wife or his family.

“I expressed those kind of words to my own wife when I left for Korea.”

It is the first time that a new artwork has been displayed in the Royal Albert Hall for decades.

Notify me when the product will be available.
Specifications
Metal:
Tombac layered in Pure 24-carat Gold
Quality:
Proof Finish
Weight:
400g
Diameter:
88.1mm
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Denomination:
Ten Crowns
Year of issue:
2020
Mintage limit:
1944