Flown World War Two Half-Crown Pairing

Flown on the Dakota aircraft – World War Two Half-Crowns

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Flown on the Dakota aircraft – World War Two Half-Crowns

Just 250 collectors have the remarkable chance to secure an original 1939 and 1945 British Half-Crown flown on board the Douglas C47 Dakota aircraft in the 80th anniversary year of D-Day.

These special coins, bookmarking the start and end of WWII, have been flown over Normandy on 2nd June 2024.

Departing from Duxford Airfield, a significant location in the air defence strategy of the UK in WWII, the poignance of these coins has been enhanced even further by this remarkable journey.

Here’s why you need this ‘flown’ WWII Half-Crown pair for your collection:

  • Original World War Two British Half-Crowns – struck in 1939 and 1945 – the first and last year of WWII
  • Flown on board a Douglas C47 Dakota WWII Dakota aircraft – a plane pivotal to the success of D-Day used to drop paratroopers and their supplies onto the Normandy beaches.
  • World War Two British coins have become extremely sought-after during the 80th anniversary of D-Day, but what sets these examples apart is their profound journey.
  • Flown over Normandy in the 80th anniversary of D-Day – an extraordinary piece of history
  • Protected in tamperproof capsules in a luxury presentation box - with a certificate of authenticity that details the coins' journey 

But remember, just 250 of these special edition WWII coin pairs are available worldwide.

Click ‘add to basket’ to secure yours now before it’s too late…

Order Ref 185/VFT1/0
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Price £95.00 (+ £3.99 p&p)


  • Country of Issue: UK
  • Year of Issue: 1939 and 1945
  • Coin Diameter: 32.3mm
  • Coin Weight: 14.14g
  • Obverse: George VI
  • Reverse: Shield of Arms
  • Metal: .500 Silver
  • Finish: Circulated
  • Edition limit: 250

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.

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