Royal Mint releases new £2 coin to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day as a ‘thank you’ to those who served in Second World War

  • This Friday May 8 commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE Day
  • The Royal Mint had made a special £2 coin for those who served in the forces
  • The coin features smiling faces and displays the word ‘Victory’ in large letters

The Royal Mint has released a commemorative £2 coin to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

It has been issued as a ‘thank you’ to those who served in the Second World War, ahead of Friday’s anniversary.

The Royal Mint has joined forces with the Imperial War Museum to create the design. 

The Royal Mint has released a special £2 coin to serve as a 'thank you' to the soliders and individuals who served in the Second World War

The Royal Mint has released a special £2 coin to serve as a ‘thank you’ to the soliders and individuals who served in the Second World War 

There are several versions of the coin, but all show smiling faces and display the word 'Victory in large letters' in the middle with the phrase 'Victory in Europe' at the bottom

There are several versions of the coin, but all show smiling faces and display the word ‘Victory in large letters’ in the middle with the phrase ‘Victory in Europe’ at the bottom

 The coin, which comes in several versions, features smiling faces and the word ‘Victory’ against a backdrop of rays redolent of search lights.

A set of coins used at the time of the war has also been produced and they are being sold with the £2 coin by the Royal Mint. 

It will also strike a limited edition of 750 sovereigns featuring Benedetto Pistrucci’s iconic St George and the dragon design on the anniversary this Friday.

The Royal Mint teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to create the design for the coin

The Royal Mint teamed up with the Imperial War Museum to create the design for the coin

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission today urges people to use its digital ‘Wall of Remembrance’ to collect photos, stories and memories of those who lived through the war. 

They can be submitted using the hashtag ShareYourTribute on social media, or uploaded via a special section on the commission’s website.

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