Project Description

V.E. DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY: An overview of gold and silver coin issues

After several years of a numismatic commemoration for the centennial events of the First World War, we’re now firmly within the realms of the 75th anniversary memorials for the Second. An even bigger swathe of destruction swept around the globe for the rematch, with hardly a region in the world completely untouched. It’s fair to say that the First World War had a predominantly European focus, but the Second World War was a fight against two tyrannies simultaneously – linked more by a shared desire to subjugate their local regions than for any idealogical reasons.

Because of the war being split into two major theatres, it actually ended in two parts, such was the scale of it. The first of them was the capitulation of the Nazi regime in Europe and was termed Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). This took place in early May 1945, some three months before the surrender of Imperial Japan and the subsequent VJ Day.

There’s a reasonable selection of coins available, although we’re hoping that an event like this will attract more as we approach VJ Day. We’re very surprised at the lack of independant mint input, especially in comparison to the moon landing anniversary last year. There are a couple of coins missing which we’re trying to get decent images of, but as with all of these thematic guides, it will be kept updated with new issues.

Check out the WHERE TO BUY link at the bottom which will list out all of
our sponsors which sell each mints products. We have other Thematic guides, and obviously plenty of Coin Series Profiles for you to check out as well. Enjoy and let us know if we missed any.

11/05 – ADDED 3.11 g SILVER FROM PERTH MINT

AMERICAS

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $20 Canadian
COMPOSITION 31.39g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 38.0 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 75,500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $100 Canadian
COMPOSITION 12.0g of 0.583 gold
DIMENSIONS 27.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 1,200
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $10 Canadian
COMPOSITION 15.87g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 34.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 100,000
PACKAGING Blistercard

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $1 Canadian
COMPOSITION 23.17g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 36.07 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 25,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

CANADA

ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $1 Canadian
COMPOSITION 23.17g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 36.07 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Gilding
MINTAGE 15,000
PACKAGING In 7-coin set

AFRICA

EUROPE

ARMENIA

CENTRAL BANK OF ARMENIA
DENOMINATION 75 DRAM
COMPOSITION 67.2g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 50.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, Gilding
MINTAGE 500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

GIBRALTAR

POBJOY MINT
DENOMINATION £0.50 GBP
COMPOSITION 8.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 27.30 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 4,950
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

GIBRALTAR

POBJOY MINT
DENOMINATION £0.50 GBP
COMPOSITION 16.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 27.30 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 995
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NETHERLANDS

ROYAL DUTCH MINT
DENOMINATION €5 EURO
COMPOSITION 15.5g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 33.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 4,500 (+2000 in set)
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NETHERLANDS

ROYAL DUTCH MINT
DENOMINATION €10 EURO
COMPOSITION 15.5g of 0.900 gold
DIMENSIONS 22.50 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 1,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NETHERLANDS

ROYAL DUTCH MINT
DENOMINATION Varies
COMPOSITION Varies (silver)
DIMENSIONS Varies
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Coins from 3 nations
MINTAGE 2,000
PACKAGING Custom box, C.O.A.

RUSSIA

CENTRAL BANK OF RUSSIA
DENOMINATION 3 RUBLES
COMPOSITION 33.94g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 39.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour, Gilding
MINTAGE 7,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL MINT
DENOMINATION £2 UKP
COMPOSITION 12.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 28.4 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Gilding
MINTAGE 4,750
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL MINT
DENOMINATION £2 UKP
COMPOSITION 24.0g of 0.925 silver
DIMENSIONS 28.4 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Gilding
MINTAGE 1,635
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL MINT
DENOMINATION £2 UKP
COMPOSITION 15.97g of 0.9167 gold
DIMENSIONS 28.4 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Red and yellow gold
MINTAGE 475
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL MINT
DENOMINATION £2 UKP
COMPOSITION 15.97g of 0.9167 gold
DIMENSIONS 28.4 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Red and yellow gold
MINTAGE 26
PACKAGING Period newspaper, Box

UNITED KINGDOM

ROYAL MINT
DENOMINATION None
COMPOSITION 7.98g of 0.9167 gold
DIMENSIONS 22.05 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES VE75 Privy mark
MINTAGE 750
PACKAGING COA, Box

OCEANIA

AUSTRALIA

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
DENOMINATION $5 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.1g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 3,500
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $0.1 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 3.11g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 20.60 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE 15,000
PACKAGING Blistercard

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $2 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 0.5g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 11.60 mm diameter
FINISH Brilliant uncirculated
FEATURES
MINTAGE Unlimited
PACKAGING Blistercard

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $25 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 7.777g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 20.60 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 1,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $200 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 62.213g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 40.90 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 250
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $1 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 31.107g of 0.9999 silver
DIMENSIONS 40.90 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES
MINTAGE 5,000
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

AUSTRALIA

PERTH MINT
DENOMINATION $2 AUD (Australia)
COMPOSITION 62.213g of 0.9999 gold
DIMENSIONS 40.69 mm diameter
FINISH Antique
FEATURES
MINTAGE 1,945
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND POST
DENOMINATION $1 NZD (New Zealand)
COMPOSITION 62.2g of 0.999 silver
DIMENSIONS 50.00 mm diameter
FINISH Proof
FEATURES Colour
MINTAGE 750
PACKAGING Box, C.O.A.

OTHER