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Royal Mint launches £2 coin to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

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The Royal Mint has launched a series of commemorative £2 coins to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The collection is available in limited-edition gold proof, silver proof and silver proof piedfort editions, alongside a brilliant uncirculated edition.

Prices start from £10 and go upward of £1,000.

Royal Mint graphic designer Dominique Evans said she wanted to capture the magnitude of events with a design that puts people at the very heart of the coin.

She explained that the rays emanating from the centre evoke a sense of hope and as we mark the 75th landmark anniversary of the end of World War II.

Evans said: “VE Day is one of the greatest moments in British history and iconic images of VE Day only serve to remind us of the magnitude of events. Millions came together in the streets to celebrate the end of the war in Europe, inspiring me to put people at the very heart of this coin.

“The rays evoke search lights, a familiar sight in the skies during wartime. Except here they become rays of hope on the evening of VE Day, behind the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral.”

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