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1995 - Return of the Islanders

Return of the Islanders

This coin was issued in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Return of the Islanders following the German Occupation of Alderney during the Second World War. It features one of the boats bringing the jubilant Islanders safely home from England. The coin is inscribed with the infamous words of Sir Winston Churchill "Our dear Channel Islands are also to be freed".

The obverse of the coin features Raphael Maklouf's portrait of Her Majesty the Queen.

The coins are currently available in £2 Cupro Nickel.