The Royal Mint has released a new commemorative coin to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which are widely considered to be a turning point in World War II. This coin is produced in gold proof, sterling silver proof, and brilliant uncirculated cupro-nickel.

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 side of the coin features the coastline of Normandy with the five beaches involved in the invasion named with arrows. The reverse includes the inscription "D-DAY: 75th ANNIVERSARY,” along with the year of issue of the coin, 2019.

The obverse displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark, along with the monetary denomination of the coin, £2. 

The gold version of this coin has a maximum mintage of 750 coins, while the silver version has a mintage of 8750 coins. The brilliant uncirculated cupro-nickel coin has an unlimited mintage.