Merchant Navy Coin Programme

Merchant Navy Coin Programme

 The Merchant Navy Association is a charitable and volunteer run organisation founded by two wartime veterans.  Those who served in the “Fourth Service” during both world wars felt MERCHANT SEAFARERS had been largely unacknowledged and certainly undervalued for far too many years. A new national lobby was formed, on behalf of merchant seafarers, to challenge the Government, and others, towards greater awareness of our maritime heritage and the contribution of merchant seafarers and fishermen in achieving the freedoms this country still enjoys. The partnership with the London Mint Office is an opportunity to share this historical knowledge and recognition to the forgotten fourth service.

The London Mint Office is the official commemorative coin and medal distributor of the Battle of the Atlantic numismatic programme in partnership with the Merchant Navy Association. The London Mint Office is part of Samlerhuset Group, one of Europe’s largest coin companies, founded in 1994 and operating in 14 European countries. This European connection and the fact that the Group operates in most of the countries which participated in the Battle of the Atlantic is one of the reasons why the London Mint Office is a fitting distributor to the Battle of the Atlantic numismatic programme.