40th Anniversary of Liberation

        YEAR    KM       diameter
        1985    64         38.28       
On the first of July 1940 the Island of Jersey was occupied by German troops and became, along with the other Channel Islands, the only British soil to be occupied during the Second World War.

On the 9th of May 1945, a British force liberated the island and the German Commanding Officer was taken aboard the H.M.S Beagle where he signed terms of surrender.

The reverse design of this crown depicts the destroyer H.M.S Beagle. The edge of the coins bears an incuse inscription recalling Winston Churchill's words "our dear Channel Islands will also be freed today."

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