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2020 Victory In Europe Day 75th Anniversary Two Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

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In 2020, The Royal Mint released a special set of collectable Two Pound coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe day. Gold proof, Silver proof and brilliant uncirculated base metal versions of the £2 coin were produced, with this piece being the BU edition. On the 8th May, 1945, The Allied Powers formally accepted the unconditional surrender of National Socialist Germany, bringing a complete end to the fighting in Europe. At 10:23pm Berlin time, Field-Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signed the Instrument of Surrender in Berlin, which ended the hostilities on the Eastern Front. Earlier, the Germans had unofficially surrendered on the other fronts they were fighting on. The sequence of events caused a massive outburst of jubilation and relief around the world, with people out in the streets celebrating. This spirit is captured on the reverse of this UK coin, which shows citizens celebrating the end of the war. It was designed by Royal Mint artist Dominique Evans. On the obverse, Queen Elizabeth II is seen, which is fitting as she was involved in the street celebrations at the time. Her portrait is designed by Jody Clark. Specifications of the coin are a bimetallic alloy of cupronickel in the centre and a nickel-brass outer ring, a total diameter of 28.40 millimetres and a total weight of 12.00 grams. It comes issued in the original limited edition packaging from The Royal Mint.
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Obverse

Jody Clark's portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Fifth definitive effigy of the Queen. Inscription: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2 POUNDS ·'.

Reverse

A crown celebrating the end of the Second World War. Designed by Dominique Evans. Inscription: '1945-2020 VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY'.

Edge

Edge inscription reads: 'JUST TRIUMPH AND PROUD SORROW'.

Specification

Finish: brilliant uncirculated. Weight: 12.00 grams. Diameter: 28.40 millimetres. Face value: £2 / Two Pounds. Alloy: cupronickel / nickel brass.

Presentation

Offered in limited edition coin slipcase from The Royal Mint, featuring details about VE Day

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