The British Pobjoy Mint will release later this month a new cupro nickel diamond finished 50p coin to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day, which refers to the beginning of the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region. The battle of Normandy in World War II led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. The battle started on June 6, 1944, which is known as D-Day.

The reverse of the new coin features the coastline of Normandy with the five beaches involved in the invasion indicated on the land. The three national flags of the Allied Forces involved in the operation are displayed. Above the flags, an inscription "1944-2019 D-DAY" is shown below the outline of a World War II ship indicating the anniversary.

The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, surrounded by an inscription reading “ELIZABETH II BY THE GRACE OF GOD, QUEEN OF GIBRALTAR". It also shows the issue year, 2019.

The new coin has a maximum mintage of 7500 pieces.

Source: Pobjoy Mint