At midnight on 08 May 1945, after Germany's unconditional surrender, World War II officially came to an end in Europe. The day came to be known as VE-Day, Victory in Europe, as WW2 only ended officially when the Japanese surrendered in September of that year. We at Coincraft, believe it is one of the most important events in British history, and as Britain's Coin Shop, we had to present our collectors with a World War II collection.
Below you'll find many numismatic items minted from 1939 to 1945 from many of the countries that participated in the war, as well as commemoratives honouring key figures and events of the war. The 'collection' is divided into British Coins, World Coins, Banknotes, Medals and Commemorative Items. Whether you're looking to start a WW2 collection or simply looking to add a coin from that time period to your collection, we believe this collection of items provides a good starting point.