Silver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary, Coin from Alderney - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary, Coin from Alderney
CoinSilver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary

Alderney is one of the Channel Islands (situated in the Channel between England and France), and is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey - a British Crown dependency. As such, it is not a sovereign country, but has operated as a quasi-sovereign entity since the Middle Ages. The island has issued commemorative coins since 1989, denominated in the Alderney Pound - which is a variant of the Pound Sterling and is legal tender on the islands, but not in the United Kingdom.

Apart from the British Royal Mint, the island has also authorised some private mints to issue coins under its jurisdiction, which come in a variety of sizes - including in the popular silver ounce (1 oz silver) format, usually denominated as £1.

In the summer of 1944, the fight to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany started in earnest with the largest land, sea, and air operation ever coordinated in human history. The invasion was carried out by a coalition of Allied forces, primarily composed of American, British, Canadian, and other Commonwealth troops. The operation involved land, sea, and air forces coordinated under the overall command of American General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Channel Island of Alderney off the Normandy coast, itself deeply impacted by World War II, has issued this commemorative silver bullion coin to mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

MintSunshine Minting Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintageunknown
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Obverse
Alderney / Silver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin shows the bare (uncrowned) head of King Charles III facing left.

In small letters below, the artist's initials: JC (for Jody Clark).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date of issue: ALDERNEY · DEI · GRA · REX · CHARLES III · 2024 ·. Translated from Latin, the legend means: Charles the Third, by the Grace of God, King, Alderney.

The background is textured with a "guilloche" geometric pattern.

Obverse Inscription ALDERNEY · DEI · GRA · REX · CHARLES III · 2024 ·
Reverse
Alderney / Silver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary - reverse photo

The reverse design features a depiction of Allied troops taking control of the beaches of Normandy. They are seen from the back, walking along a sandy beach with fortifications in the foreground.

On three lines above, the inscription D-DAY 1944 - 2024 80 YEARS.

In the left field, the face value £1 (one Alderney pound).

Around below right, the precious metal content: 1 oz .999 SILVER (one troy ounce of 99.9% silver).

The background is textured with a "guilloche" geometric pattern.

Reverse Inscription D-DAY 1944 - 2024 80 YEARS £1 1 oz .999 SILVER
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Notes

Finish: bullion.
Packaging: individual coin in plastic flip, or 20 in mint tube, or 500 in monster box.

The coins do not come with a certificate mentioning their manufacturer. Some dealers which sell them list the producer as Sunshine Minting, and not the Commonwealth Mint which usually strikes coins for Alderney.

See also

Coins commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day include:
- 2 oz Gold Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1 oz Gold Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1/4 oz Gold Bullion, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1/4 oz Gold Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1/10 oz Gold Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1/40 oz Gold, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1 kg Silver Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 5 oz Silver Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 2 oz Silver Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, D-Day Anniversary, Alderney 2024
- 1 oz Silver Bullion, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 1 oz Silver Proof, D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024
- 50 Pence Copper-Nickel (with silver and gold versions), D-Day Anniversary, United Kingdom 2024

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Silver Ounce 2024 D-Day Anniversary: Details
CountryAlderney
CurrencyAlderney Pound
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz)
Issued2024
MonarchKing Charles III
EffigyKing Charles III - Portrait by Jody Clark
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.6000 mm
Mass31.1030 g
OCC IDWMRA-OQPC-ANYR-EYPL
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