50th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

 

Specifications

Issued 1994
Diameter 30mm
Weight 13.5g
Composition 75% copper, 25% nickel (referred to as cupro-nickel)
Obverse Raphael Maklouf
Reverse John Mills
Edge Plain
Inscription Fifty pence
Mintage 6,705,520
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Design details:

On 6th June 1944, a date known ever since as D-Day, a mighty alliance of British, American and Commonwealth armed forces crossed over from England to Normandy and began an assault on occupying German troops. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these D-Day landings, this 50p designed by sculptor John Mills depicts an armada of ships and planes heading in one direction.

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