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80 ans du D-DAY
the 4 great allied nations - Mini-medal 34 mm

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Diameter 34 mm
Metal COMMON METAL
Weight 15.8 g
Qualité Uncirculated
This mini-medal pays tribute to the 4 great Allied nations that took part in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. Beneath the bombers, the 4 colorful flags overhang three helmets and a beret, each belonging to one of the Allied nations: a Canadi...
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80 ans du D-DAY the 4 great allied nations Mini-medal 34 mm
€5.00

    Description

    This mini-medal pays tribute to the 4 great Allied nations that took part in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. Beneath the bombers, the 4 colorful flags overhang three helmets and a beret, each belonging to one of the Allied nations: a Canadian infantry helmet, an American infantry helmet, a British parachutist beret and a French naval helmet. 

    The reverse of the mini-medal features a stylized map of France, engraved with the event's official logotype

     This mini-medal is delivered in a protective capsule. 


    The Collection

    The D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 were a decisive turning point in the Second World War: the Liberation of France and Europe began on the beaches of Normandy. 80 years on, the Monnaie de Paris is paying tribute to the nations and men who took part in the liberation of France and Europe.

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, we had to find an original artistic approach. Previous anniversaries had been celebrated with rather allegorical coins bringing together all the forces in one creation; this year, we have chosen to follow 4 singular destinies through this incredible human adventure that was the D-Day.

    Engraver word
    80th anniversary of D-DAY

    Our craftman

    • THE MEDAL MINTER

      The medal minter transforms a blank into a medal, alternating between striking to bring out the relief and annealing to return the metal to a more malleable state. The blank is struck as many times as necessary, depending on the diameter, depth and detail of the engraving. Finally, surface treatments are applied to enhance the finished piece

    • THE ENGRAVER

      Trained at the best schools, they have the years of experience behind them necessary to master all aspects of the craft. Using industrial oil-based modelling clay and working from a design executed freehand or with CAD software, they skilfully fashion a low relief model in order to enhance the engraving and the way it catches the light. They work alternately with concave and convex plaster moulds until satisfied they have achieved the best 3D rendering of the design.