NEW 1oz silver bullion coin featuring Britannia commemorates the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation
- Limited mintage of 50,000 produced in 999. Fine Silver
- In remembrance of the Falkland Islands’ fallen soldiers
- Exclusive Pobjoy effigy design of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint has produced a new Britannia Bullion 1 crown coin in honor of the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country.
The reverse of the coin features Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles who is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength, is shown in the foreground holding a trident. The waves of the sea are shown in the background.
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 ‘1 Crown’. The obverse features the Pobjoy Effigy which captures Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in high detail.
Behind the Coin
The patriotic British song ‘Rule, Britannia!’ was originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The song has always been strongly associated with the Royal Navy, hence the association with the Falklands Liberation due the important part they played in the conflict. Britannia is a particularly strong British national emblem and the words from the song “Britannia Rules the Waves” are particularly resonating in relation to the Falklands Liberation.
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 Galtieri, President of Argentina, the invasion of the Falkland Islands was declared on April 2, which triggered the start of the War.
Britannia was the Latin name given to Great Britain in 43 CE when it was occupied by the Romans. She was then personified and turned into a goddess who’s original bare breasted, spear wielding figure has appeared on coins from the second century CE until the modern day.
Order & Delivery Notes
Our Britannia Bullion coins are presented encapsulated in a heat-sealed clear pack containing the required quantity. The single coin is also presented in an individual heat-sealed pack.
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