Isle of Man: VE Day 50 pence series 2020

Started by eurocoin, January 09, 2020, 01:37:33 PM

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The Isle of Man will soon issue a series of 7 coins with a denomination of 50 pence to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE-day.

The V coin depicts Winston Churchill making the V hand gesture.
The I coin depicts Manx people celebrating.

The C coin depicts soldiers shaking hands with Trafalgar Square in the background.
The T coin depicts battleship HMS Dido returning from war.

The O coin depicts spitfires flying over St Paul's Cathedral.
The R coin depicts street party celebrations.

The Y coin shows a soldier returning home to his family.


HMS Dido was not a battleship (typically 14" to 18" main armament) but a light cruiser (usually 6" main armament.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


The coins were designed by Michael Guilfoyle. Some people have already received these coins. They were called by the Westminster Collection to place an order. It is currently not (yet) possible for other people to place an order.


The coins are now available on the website of the Westminster Collection. The full set costs £43.75 and is available here. They also have editions available in silver proof (partially gilded) and the coin with the letter V on it is available in gold proof.

25,000 pieces of each of the 7 coins will be released into general circulation on the Isle of Man. It is likely that other dealers soon have the coins available for a (significantly) better price.


Here are some of the coins.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.