Two Pounds 2019 D-Day, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Two Pounds 2019 D-Day, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinTwo Pounds 2019 D-Day

The bi-metallic £2 coin is the largest circulating coin denomination of the Pound Sterling. It was introduced in 1998 (earlier two pound coins were made of Nickel brass, were intended as commemorative, and did not circulate much). Being bi-metallic means that the coin comprises two separate components of differing alloys; the outer ring of the coins is made of Nickel-Brass (76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc) and the inner circle is CuproNickel (75% copper, 25% nickel).

The Royal Mint maintains a "definitive" style of the £2 issued annually, as well as a large variety of one-year circulating commemorative types.

In 2017, the mint also started issuing some Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) £2 coins for collectors. These are included in the annual mint sets, but are not released into general circulation. Their themes celebrate important anniversaries or people, as well as iconic aspects of British culture and history.

This £2 coin marks 75th anniversary of D-Day.The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later western Europe) and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.

The Royal Mint says:
"On 6 June 1944 the attack Hitler feared finally came. Allied Forces converged on five Normandy beaches - unprecedented in scale, this was an all-out assault by land, sea and air. With the beachheads secured, the Allies could fight their way inland and liberate occupied Europe. On the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we retell the story of the plan that turned the tide of the Second World War.

Turning to military maps and period artwork for inspiration, Royal Mint graphic designer Stephen Taylor pays tribute to this daring undertaking on this commemorative £2 coin."

These £2 coins were struck in various collector formats but none were issued into general circulation.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English.

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day - reverse photo

The central circle of the reverse shows a map of part of Normandy, with the five sectors planned for the attack, and arrows pointing to them carrying the code-names of each sector: UTAH, OMAHA, GOLD, JUNO and SWORD.

Around above the outer ring of the coin, the inscription D-DAY : 75TH ANNIVERSARY. Around below, the date of issue 2019.

The designer's initials ST (for Stephen Taylor) are in the right field of the outer ring, under the Y of ANNIVERSARY.

The value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription D-DAY : 75TH ANNIVERSARY 2019
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionTHE LONGEST DAY
Two Pounds 2019 D-Day: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Royal Mint product code: UK19DDBU. Issue price: £10.00.

Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Set 2019 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2019 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Proof FDC - obverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: The 2019 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 5,000 (not included in the above set)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

12.00 g of Sterling Silver. The outer ring is selectively gold-plated to achieve a bimetallic look.
Boxed, Royal Mint product code: UK19DDSP. Issue price £67.50. Edition limit of 5,000.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 1,000
13 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 Britannia, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Sherlock Holmes, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof and Book Set
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Silver proof coin in special set with a period newspaper. Royal Mint product code: UK19DDSN. Issue price £200. Edition limit of 150.

Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Silver Proof Piedfort - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Like the silver proof but double the thickness and weight - 24.00 g. Royal Mint product code: UK19DDPF. Issue price £110.00. Edition limit of 2,000.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Silver Proof Piedfort Coin Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, 50p Sherlock Holmes
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / Two Pounds 2019 D-Day / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.917 Gold
Details

15.97 g. Inner circle: 22 carat yellow gold. Outer ring: 22 carat red gold.
In mahogany presentation box. Royal Mint product code: UK19DDGP. Issue price £1,020. Edition limit of 400.
Also issued in sets.

In Set The 2019 United Kingdom Gold Proof Commemorative Coin Set, mintage unknown
5 coins: £5 Queen Victoria, £2 D-Day, £2 Wedgwood, £2 Samuel Pepys, 50p Sherlock Holmes
Variety Gold Proof and Book Set
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.917 Gold
Details

Gold proof coin in special set with a period newspaper. Royal Mint product code: UK19DDGN. Issue price £1,500. Edition limit of 20.

All (22) coins of type: Two Pounds (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Pounds 2017 Jane Austen unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2017 Aviation unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2017 ·
Two Pounds 2018 Frankenstein 65,167 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Armistice 79,785 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Badge unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Spitfire unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Vulcan unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - Sea King unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 RAF Centenary - F35 Lightning unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2018 Captain Cook 50,185 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Wedgwood unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Pepys unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 D-Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2019 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Captain Cook unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Agatha Christie unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 VE Day unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2020 Mayflower unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 Sir Walter Scott unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2021 H.G. Wells unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·
Two Pounds 2022 Alexander Graham Bell unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
Two Pounds 2022 Vera Lynn unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS · 2022 ·
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Two Pounds 2019 D-Day: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeTwo Pounds (NCLT)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value2 (x Pound)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerStephen Taylor
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size28.400 mm
Thickness2.500 mm
Mass12.000 g
OCC IDPMVR-EAPC-NWJR-ONQG
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D-Day UK £2 Gold Proof Coin 2019
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Notes: Gold proof.
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D-Day UK £2 Silver Proof Coin 2019
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Notes: Silver proof.
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D-Day UK £2 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin
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