D-Day commemorative coin is pictured on the bottom right (Picture: The Royal Mint/PA).
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D-Day Landings To Feature On Special Edition Coins

The anniversary on 6 June will be marked with a £2 coin.

D-Day commemorative coin is pictured on the bottom right (Picture: The Royal Mint/PA).

D-Day commemorative coin is pictured on the bottom right (Picture: The Royal Mint/PA).

The 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings will be marked with commemorative coins this year, the Royal Mint has confirmed.

The anniversary on 6 June will be marked with a £2 coin. The Allied Invasion of Normandy in 1944 was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 

The invasion saw the more than 18,000 Allied paratroopers dropped into the invasion area, whilst 7,000 warships delivered over 132,000 ground troops onto the beaches, according to the Imperial War Museum. 

Meanwhile, Queen Victoria's 200th birthday will also be marked.

The former monarch, born in May 1819, will feature on a rare £5 coin, alongside a penny-farthing bicycle, and other icons from her six-decade-long reign.

Royal Marines land at Normandy in June 1944 (Picture: PA).
Royal Marines land at Normandy in June 1944 (Picture: PA).

A classic Sherlock Holmes silhouette will appear on a commemorative 50p, marking the 160th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Nicola Howell, director of consumer business at the Royal Mint, said: "Our 2019 designs feature a range of momentous people, events, and creations that have had an enduring role in British life and culture.

"These limited edition presentations are the only way to secure all of these coins in one set and are the perfect way to mark special moments in the year ahead."