Hattons

Hattons of London, specialists in rare and exclusive coins.

Hattons

Hattons of London, specialists in rare and exclusive coins.

Hattons

HATTONS of London is releasing a limited-edition unique set of seven sovereigns to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

The 22-carat gold coin collection has been struck by the renowned coin specialists to commemorate this momentous day in British history.

On the 8th of May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill broadcast the news everyone had been waiting for: that the Second World War was over in Europe. After nearly six dark years of war, the whole nation erupted into celebration: church bells rang out, and people spilled onto the streets in a show of joy and celebration. The mood of relief grew through the day, as did the crowds, and carried on into the night: the revellers even included two ‘incognito Princesses’, Elizabeth and Margaret!

It’s important we remember this pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and that’s why an exceptional range of new Sovereigns have been minted. These new coins are the first ever to be produced with a rhodium-platinum finish. As the rarest of the six types of platinum, and costing as much as US$10,000 an ounce, rhodium is used only in exceptional circumstances - and in this instance, it has been used to give the main design of these solid gold coins a brilliant ‘white’ appearance to symbolise the peace brought by VE Day. Each coin represents a different perspective of the events of VE Day.

Guaranteed to sell-out: availability of this coin will end on 31st August 2020. At that time, any coins unsold will be melted down and a new certificate will be issued to owners stating the final mintage which may well be considerably lower than the original figure. This ensures there will be little or no surplus of this coin on the secondary market, reinforcing the rarity of the coin purchased.

Hattons of London has a long-standing partnership with SSAFA, the armed forces charity. Ten percent of all net profits on sales of the VE Day range goes towards lifelong support for serving personnel, veterans and military families.

Hattons of London is delighted to continue its support of SSAFA through the launch of its new range, the 2020 VE Day 75th Anniversary Gold Sovereign range. This series of coins has been embellished with Rhodium Platinum, one of the world’s most valuable metals. It is the first time ever that gold Sovereign coins have been struck with this distinctive and technically demanding design feature, providing a white gold finish symbolising the peace celebrated on VE Day.

SSAFA provides the perfect partnership to help us keep the memory of those servicemen and women, who won us that peace, alive and we are privileged to be working with such an esteemed charity.

- Simon Mellinger, Managing Director, Hattons of London.