On 6th June 1944 a vast Allied force landed on the beaches and fields of Normandy, northern France, to liberate German-occupied France. The 75th anniversary of the historic event, known as ‘D-Day’, is commemorated with this four coin set created in collaboration between the Royal Mint, the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Canadian Mint and the Royal Dutch Mint. Only 10,000 sets were produced, and only a small portion of that made it to Australian shores.
Only 10,000 of the Australian dollar coin minted!
In 1940 Nazi Germany succeeded in occupying most of Europe. The D-Day landings of 6 June 1944 were part of a larger operation to liberate western Europe from Nazi control. The operation, code named ‘Neptune’, involved a vast military Allied force including air and naval forces. Years of preparation and planning went into the operation, carried out by British, American and Canadian troops with strong air support from Australia.
The set includes:
United Kingdom, Royal Mint – 2 Pound
Royal Australian Mint – 1 Dollar
Royal Canadian Mint – 2 Dollars
Belgium, Royal Dutch Mint – 5 Euro