- Celebration of an international event
- 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landings
- Coins in ethic gold
The DDay coins celebrate the incredible military operation that took place on June 6th, 1944. The troops of 11 Allied countries combined their forces to establish a formidable bridgehead on French soil. This coin is a real tribute to the various forces involved (naval, air, land) and to all the countries that have officially participated in this great “adventure”.
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The face represents the different types of military operations that took place on June 6th, 1944 surrounding the mention DDAY (written bearing the American, British, Free French and Canadian flag) 75th. In the foreground, a Spitfire is flying over the whole obverse symbolically bearing the Polish and Norwegian cockades, he is accompanied by Dakotas. The coin is dotted with paratroopers and other small planes symbolizing airborne operations. In the center, naval forces are represented by HNoMS Svenner, Norwegian Destroyer.
The reverse puts forward all the allied countries that officially participated in the Normandy landings surrounding the face value and the RF mention. Clockwise: Free France, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Poland, Australia, United-States, Norway, United-Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, Canada, Belgium.
The ¼ Oz D-Day is the second Fairmined gold coin issued by Monnaie de Paris. It figures a long-lasting commitment of our institution to source Fairtrade gold. The box sleeves will bear the Fairmined label, proof of our ethical involvement.
Ref : 10041332300000
750,00 €Price (incl. taxes)
Shipped from the 24th of June*
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