Circulating mintage: 10,191,000
Years of issue:
1 - Common
On 8th May 1945, Winston Churchill announced VE Day - Victory in Europe, which marked the end of World War Two and followed Germany's surrender about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide. The reverse design of this £2 features a depiction of St Paul's Cathedral which survived the Blitz to become a great symbol of hope to a war-torn nation. The edge inscription reads - IN VICTORY: MAGNANIMITY, IN PEACE: GOODWILL - part of the famous maxim that prefaces Churchill's history of the Second World War.
Edge Inscription: IN VICTORY MAGNANIMITY IN PEACE GOODWILL