The Mint in the Second World War
In August 1945 Japan surrendered to the Allies and Victory over Japan Day, or VJ Day, brought an end to years of war. Like many people and institutions, it was a very tired and war weary Mint which celebrated the occasion. Take a look at the infographic below to discover more about the impact of the conflict.
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