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The Royal Mint, in collaboration with the Imperial War Museum, has marked the End of the Second World War with a commemorative £5 coin.
This year marks the 75th anniversary since the End of the Second World War, marking the end of a war that had raged for six years, claiming millions of lives and brought suffering to entire populations. The new coin acknowledges the pivotal events which took place throughout 1945 and the contribution of Allied soldiers; including continued fighting in the far east, the impact of the atomic bomb, and Victory in Japan.
Available in limited-edition Gold Proof, Silver Proof and Silver Proof Piedfort, as well as a Brilliant Uncirculated edition.
The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.
ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·FID·DEF·5 POUNDS·
The coin’s designers Matt Dent (MD) and Christian Davies (CD) capture the magnitude of events with a design inspired by stone inscriptions on war memorials. The typographic intersection of the words ‘war’ and ‘peace’ captures the sense of the conflict abating and the dawn of a new era.
THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR