Royal Mint's gold D-Day commemorative Proof £5 coins sell out the day after becoming available online

Silver and Brilliant Uncirculated coins are still available.
By , Coin World
Published : 05/14/14
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Well that was quick. 

The day after they became available for online order, The Royal Mint announced it is sold out of commemorative gold £5 proof coins honoring the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings during World War II.

The Royal Mint announced on Facebook at 7 a.m. ET on May 13 the coins were available for pre-order, and by midday May 14, a follow-up Facebook post alerted fans that all 70 of the 22-carat gold coins were spoken for. 

"After one day online, the 70th Anniversary of D-Day Gold Proof coin has sold out,” the post reads.

The gold proofs were priced at £1,800.

Still available are silver proofs (priced at £80) and Brilliant Uncirculated coins (priced at £13) .

The 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landing, which took place the beaches of Normandy and eventually swung the momentum of World War II in the Allied forces’ favor, is June 6, 2014.

"To honour the spirit shown by so many on that grey June day 70 years ago The Royal Mint has struck a £5 crown for Alderney, commissioned—and approved by Her Majesty The Queen—for this important anniversary,” The Royal Mint’s website reads. "The coin bears a design by Royal Mint engraver Lee R. Jones, who has crafted his portrait to show British troops from a soldier’s viewpoint, capturing something of the personal experience of those who fought so long ago."

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