The D-Day 50p was issued by The Royal Mint to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings from 1944 to 1994.
Designed by John Mills, the coin depicts the Allied invasion force heading for the beaches of Normandy, France and filling the sea and sky.
It has a large number “50” with the word “pence” underneath.
The Obverse of the coin has the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Raphael Maklouf and is dated 1994.
D-Day Coin Specification
|Year of Issue||1994|
D-Day 50p Mintage
6,705,520 D-Day commemorative coins were minted and put into general circulation.
Special edition presentation coin mintage figures are shown below.
In addition to the circulated coins, The Royal Mint also issued this D-Day Commemorative Coin in a Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) presentation pack.
D-Day 50p Silver Proof
Silver Proof Coin Specification
|Royal Mint Issue Price||£unknown|
* an additional 10,000 silver proof coins were authorised to be included in a 3-coin Silver Proof Set.
For the more serious coin collector, The Royal Mint issued a Silver Proof (regular and Piedfort).
The Piedfort version weighs 27 grammes and had an issue limit of 10,000 silver coins.
Silver Proof Coins are in a small red presentation box, the Peidfort version box is blue!
Should include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) card, as per the example above – not individually numbered.
Silver Proof coins are sometimes listed on eBay but sell quickly.
This is a very popular coin to have in any British Coin Collection so no items may be currently available for sale.
Check this page often for new coins to the market.
D-Day 50p Gold Proof
A Gold Proof edition of this coin was also issued in extremely limited quantities.
Gold Proof Coin Specification
|Fineness||.9166 22-carat gold|
|Gold content||0.7800 Troy Ounces|
|Issue Limit||2,000 coins *|
|Royal Mint Issue Price||£375|
* an additional five hundred coins were authorised to be included in a 3-coin Gold Proof Set.
Coin and Stamp First Issue
You may also find this coin in a coin and stamp the First Day of Issue presentation.
We found two designs, as below:
Battle of Britain 50p?
People sometimes get confused by calling this the Battle of Britain 50p. This was issued in 2015.