The Royal Mint has released a new set of military 50p coins to celebrate the anniversaries of the Battle of Britain, D-Day landings, Victoria Cross and the Battle of Hastings. They went on sale at 9am on Thursday 6 June.
With limited numbers of each design being made, the commemorative coins are set to become very rare and may be worth a lot of money in the years to come.
Spanning almost 1,000 years of British history, the coins will mark the 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 75 years since the D-Day landings, the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and 150 years since the Victoria Cross was introduced.
BUY THE COINS
• 50 years of the 50p - Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Set - Military BUY NOW, £45.00
• 50 years of the 50p - Base Proof Coin Set - Military BUY NOW, £90.00Limited Edition Presentation 3,500
• 50 years of the 50p - Silver Proof Coin Set - Military BUY NOW, £225.00Limited Edition Presentation of 1969
• 50 years of the 50p - Gold Proof Coin Set - Military BUY NOW, £3,825.00Limited Edition Presentation of 75
The commemorative coins - which also mark 50 years of the distinctive 50p - will recall some of the most epic battles and celebrate the courage of all who served our country.
As a gesture to thank those who fought on the Normandy beaches 75-years-ago, the D-Day 50p coin has been engraved with fighter jets to portray the largest seaborne invasion in history.
Other coins in the collection feature a poignant illustration of a soldier carrying his wounded friend, three soldiers running across a field with fighter jets above and another wearing armour for battle.
In addition to the 50p coins, a range of commemorative £2 coins are available to buy, ranging from £10 to £845 in price.
D-Day UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin BUY NOW
"The distinctive design of the 50p has become hugely popular since it was introduced in Britain 50 years ago. Over the years, it’s been fantastic to launch commemorative versions of this popular coin to mark significant cultural and historic events for the nation," Nicola Howell, Director of the Consumer Business at the Royal Mint explains.
"Following the launch of the cultural commemorative 50p set earlier this year, we’re delighted to be revealing this special 50p military set to reflect on some of Britain’s most historic military achievements," Nicola continues.
The 50p coins will be in a range of precious metals, base proof and uncirculated finishes, with prices starting at £45. Coin collectors will need to be quick, as they are expected to sell out fast.
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