"You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you." — General Dwight D, Eisenhower
Issued on behalf of Gibraltar, this cupro nickel 50 pence coin commemorates the Allied invasion of Normandy. Featured on the reverse of the coin in color are the three national flags of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. The coastline of Normandy and its five beaches involved in the invasion are shown, while the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the obverse. Just 7,500 will be issued.