Commemorative coin 75 years of Operation Market Garden
This unique, massive pewter commemorative coin of no less than 5 centimeters in diameter was specially designed in 2019 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Nijmegen's liberation. On one side of the coin the Nijmegen Waal Bridge is depicted, with the text "NIJMEGEN HERDENKT - 75 YEARS OPERATION MARKET GARDEN.
Coin to commemorate Market Garden
Material: Solid Tin
Dimensions: 50 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Weight: 70 grams
Image: Waal bridge / Welcome to parachutists
Transparent box included
Landing Allied paratroopers Groesbeek
On the other side of this large commemorative coin a man is seen, with his daughter on his shoulders exuberantly waving a handkerchief at the allied parachutists in Berg and Dal / Groesbeek. It is surrounded by the text "75 YEARS OPERATION MARKET GARDEN".
Operation Market Garden A Bridge Too Far
Operation Market Garden took place in September 1944, at the end of the Second World War and was one of the largest offensives against the German occupier. It was British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery who came up with the ambitious Operation Market Garden. The Waal Bridge near Nijmegen was liberated with great difficulty by the Allies after the necessary battle, but a few days later it went completely wrong with the notorious "one bridge too far" Rhine Bridge near Arnhem.
Limited Edition commemorative coin in storage box
The "Nijmegen commemorates Market Garden Mint is exclusively designed and carefully crafted by artisanal tin foundry De Tinnen Roos in Millingen on the Rhine. This special limited edition commemorative coin is delivered in a beautifully transparent storage and show box