D-Day

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (D-Day) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War II.

 

This was the largest seaborne invasion in history, with nearly 160,000 troops crossing the English Channel on D-Day and with 875,000 men disembarking by the end of June.

 

Allied casualties on the first day were estimated to be at least 12,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

 

The operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe and contributed to an Allied victory in the war.

 

This colour printed collection features various scenes from D-Day placed against the coastal outline of Normandy and embossed with the names of the various beaches.

Date Of Issue

Issuing Authority

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Edge

Obverse

2014

Tristan da Cunha

One Crown

Base Metal / Silver Plating

25g

38.6mm

Milled

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

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D-Day

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