New coin from Pobjoy Mint honors the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country
- Commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation
- NEW Colored coin featuring a beautiful red Poppy
- Low mintage of 2,000 Proof Sterling Silver & 10,000 CuNi
- In remembrance of our fallen soldiers
To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint has produced a ‘Lest We Forget’ Poppy coin in honor of the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country.
The reverse of the coin features the silhouette of a soldier poised in thought whilst standing over the grave of a fallen comrade. We have also included a poppy in the design, the symbol of remembrance. When producing the poppy we have added great detail to it and used multiple shades of red in order to bring it to life.
We are confident that this coin, released in honor of such a significant event, with be popular with our collectors. The denomination of the coin is a ‘1 Crown’. The obverse features the Pobjoy Effigy which captures Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in high detail.
Behind the Coin
The long running dispute between Britain and Argentina over the ownership of the Falkland Islands was brought to a head on March 19, 1982, when 50 Argentines landed on South Georgia Island and hoisted their flag. Under the order of President Galtieri of Argentina, the invasion of the Falkland Islands was declared on April 2 that triggered the start of the War.
The British Government, then lead by Margaret Thatcher, responded to this attack by sending a large task force to recapture the Islands, including a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Andrew, who personally fought in the battle. The Campaign launched by Thatcher, which probably initiated her nickname of the ‘Iron Lady’, was one of the most memorable events in post-war British History, in which British Forces operated 8,000 miles from home and in terrible conditions.
Almost 1,000 people lost their lives during the 74-day conflict but the War was brought to an end on June 14 with the surrender of Argentina and the announcement of Britain as the victor. Many veterans and next of kin of those who paid the ultimate price for liberating the Islands have visited over the past 35 years. Although small in number, the islanders are incredibly welcoming and always make sure visitors have a pleasant stay!
Order & Delivery Notes
The 1 Crown Lest We Forget Sterling Silver coins are shipped in an acrylic capsule for protection and housed in a stunning red box with a Certificate of Authenticity. The Cupro Nickel Coins are shipped in the Blue Pobjoy Mint Pouch.
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