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Battle of the Falkland Islands Bi-Metal 2012

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Battle of the Falkland Islands Bi-Metal 2012

  • Metal: Bi-Metal
  • Date of issue: 2014
  • Country: Falkland Islands
  • Denomination of the coin: 2 Pounds
  • Coinage quality: UNC
  • Diameter: 28.40 mm
  • Coin weight: 12.00 gr.
  • Edge: Plain
  • Mint: Pobjoy Mint
Description
The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. 

On behalf of the Falkland Islands Government, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new £2 collectable coin which commemorates the Centenary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands.

In 1914 at the outset of World War I, the Falkland Islands was a strategic naval base that allowed the British Royal Navy to control the South Atlantic. A month after German naval forces inflicted the Royal Navy’s first defeat in a century by sinking two British cruisers with all hands, Admiral Maximilian von Spee, who led the German naval forces, brought his fleet close to British squadrons anchored in the Falkland Islands, confident he could outrun the British ships he saw in the port. Unbeknownst to the Germans, a British Squadron had arrived in the area the day before. The British were prepared and a mighty sea battle commenced which resulted in the loss of four German vessels and 1881 lives (1871 of which were German). The Royal Navy were ultimately victorious and the Falkland Islands safe once more.

The Obverse: relief image of a double portrait of Her Majesty of Queen Elizabeth II, conjoining a contemporary and the first numismatic portrait used in 1953. Around inscriptions - QUEEN ELIZABETH II FALKLAND ISLANDS, year of issue - 2014.

The Reverse:  features the fast light cruiser HMS Glasgow, one of the key ships in the battle, surround by bomb water explosions and the date of the battle. The down  value - TWO POUNDS.


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