The 2020 Gold Proof 75th Anniversary VE Day 50 Pence 7-Coin Set.
Marking the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, this set features 7 gold proof 50p coins, all struck in 22-carat/0.916 fine gold.
On 8th May 1945 the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the German military forces, bringing an end to World War II. Adolf Hitler committed suicide over a week before, and was succeeded by Karl Dönitz.
Upon hearing the news of Germany's surrender and the end of the war, celebrations erupted across the western world with an estimated one million people in the UK celebrating in the streets.
The obverse features Jody Clark's effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Each coin depicts a design and letter reflecting during this important period:
V - Winston Churchill and his famous "V" hand gesture
I - Citizens of the Isle of Man celebrating victory
C - Soldiers shaking hands in Trafalgar Square
T - The Battleship HMS Dido returning home
O - Spitfires flying above St. Paul's Cathedral
R - Street party celebrations
Y - A soldier returning home
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||3.195|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Obverse Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|
|Issuing Monarch||Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)|
|Mint / Brand||Unknown|
|Country||Isle of Man|
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