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Pobjoy Mint Issues Silver Bullion Pegasus Coin With Special D-Day Privy Mark

07 Jun 2019  Fri

On 6th June, Pobjoy Mint released a new Pegasus bullion silver coin with a special Privy Mark to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The Privy Mark features a paratrooper, whose canopy depicts the year date ‘1944’. The paratrooper seems to be landing on Pegasus to denote the sacrifices of brave soldiers who tried to capture Pegasus Bridge during World War II. The bridge was initially called Benouville Bridge and was later renamed as Pegasus Bridge on 26th June 1944 as the badge of the paratroopers’ regiment featured a winged horse.

The obverse side depicts an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. The 31.103 grams (1oz) Fine 999. Silver coins have a diameter of 38.6 millimetres and a mintage limit of 1,944 pieces. Each coin comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity. The popular Greek mythological creature Pegasus has been a symbol of British airborne forces.

Image Courtesy: Pobjoy Mint

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