The DDay coins celebrate the incredible military operation that took place on June 6th, 1944. The troops of 11 Allied countries combined their forces to establish a formidable bridgehead on French soil. This coin is a real tribute to the various forces involved (naval, air, land) and to all the countries that have officially participated in this great “adventure”.
The face represents the different types of military operations that took place on June 6th, 1944 surrounding the mention DDAY (written bearing the American, British, Free French and Canadian flag) 75th. In the foreground, a Dakota is flying over the whole obverse, symbolically sports USAF and RAF cockades, he is accompanied by Spitfire and Mustang fighters. The coin is dotted with paratroopers and other small planes symbolizing airborne operations. In the center, land forces come out from the barges.
The reverse puts forward all the allied countries that officially participated in the Normandy landings surrounding the face value and the RF mention. Clockwise: Free France, Netherlands, New-Zealand, Poland, Australia, United-States, Norway, United-Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, Canada, Belgium.
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