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.
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