Britannia is one of the most significant images for the people of Britain and the United Kingdom. When the land was conquered by the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, the Romans called the new province Britannia. Overtime she came to identify the people of the Isles and serve as a guardian goddess for the British Isles. The 2017 1 oz Silver Reverse Frosted Anniversary of Liberation Coin features Britannia and celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Falklands Liberation.
- Arrives in plastic flip!
- Commemorative issue for the Falkland Islands!
- Limited mintage of 42,671 coins only!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Issued as a bullion 1 Crown Coin for the Falkland Islands.
- Obverse features Queen Elizabeth II.
- Reverse depicts Britannia as the guardian of Britain.
- Reverse, frosted finish.
The 35th anniversary of the Falklands Liberation occurred in 2017, and the Pobjoy Mint in Englands Surrey county. The Falkland Islands are an archipelago location in the South Atlantic Ocean. The islands are located east of the southern tip of South Americas Patagonian coast, closest to the nation of Argentina.
Since 1833, the British crown has asserted rule over the islands. In 1982, Argentine forces occupied the islands in an attempt to reclaim the islands for the nation of Argentina. The majority of the islands native-born residents are of British ancestry however, and Falklanders supported the British in their Falklands War to remove the Argentine forces.
The 2018 1 oz Silver Reverse Frosted Anniversary of Liberation Coin is issued by Pobjoy Mint to mark the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the islands by British forces. In total, 649 Argentine soldiers died along with 255 British military personnel. The silver bullion coins have a mintage of 42,671 and honor the sacrifices of British Armed Forces during the 74-day conflict.
On the reverse of the Silver Reverse Frosted Anniversary of Liberation Coin is the image of Britannia, is found on the coins surface. She holds her trident and gazes out over the roiling seas. The coins reverse is frosted with matte finishes to Britannias figure and mirrored finishes to the waves.
The obverse of all 2017 1 oz Silver Reverse Frosted Anniversary of Liberation Coins bear the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her majestys effigy is captured here in right-profile relief and is the design of the Pobjoy Mint with a PM initial engraving.
All 2018 Anniversary of Liberation Coins are in BU condition. Coins in BU condition have no signs of wear and tear, but may feature minor flaws ranging from breaks in the luster and spotted surfaces to contact marks as a result of the striking of blanks in the coin press.
The Pobjoy Mint is Europes largest private mint. The family owned mint strikes coins for various overseas British territories and is located in Surrey, just outside of London.
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