Falkland Conflict Four Coin Sovereign Set

The ONLY Falklands Conflict Commemorative Sovereign Set ever issued

Falkland Conflict 4 Coin Sov Set

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April 2nd 1982 the Falkland Islands became the setting for the last invasion of British territory. 100 Argentinian marines landed on the Island with objective to capture the capital –Port Stanley. They also had 2000 more on their way. For 2 centuries both Britain and Argentina had claimed the Islands - a long running territorial dispute had changed in to a major international crisis. Galtieri was confident that Britain would not attack, however, he had seriously underestimated Margaret Thatcher. She ordered a large task force to set sail towards the Falklands and to reclaim the Islands. The Falklands War had begun.

  • The ONLY Falklands Conflict Commemorative Sovereign Set ever issued
  • Limited edition
  • Exclusively available from The London Mint Office
  • Endorsed by Falklands Veteran Simon Weston 
  • Type: Single
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The Falklands Conflict Four Coin Sovereign Set commemorates the 35th anniversary of the conflict. The design builds across the denominations included in the set (1/4, 1/2, Full & Double Sovereigns).

The design centres the Coat of Arms of the Falkland Islands. It is set upon a cartouche with scrolls, which echoes the heraldry used in the eighteenth century when the islands were claimed for His Majesty’s Government. The arms are mounted on a Compass Rose, an ancient motif which backed a compass detailing the directions of the winds (The Fleur de Lys pointing due North).

The compass rose links the Islands with the exploratory and seafaring traditions of the British Isles, as well as associating the arms with the distinctive geographical location of the islands in the South Atlantic. The motto of the Islands, “Desire the Right”, scrolls around the base of the Compass Rose.

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Specifications
Metal:
22 carat Gold
Denomination:
1/4, 1/2, 1 + 2 Sovereigns
Quality:
Proof
Weight:
1.99g, 3.11g, 7.98g, 15.97g
Diameter:
13.50mm, 19.30mm, 22.05mm, 28.40mm
Year of Issue:
2018
Issuing Authority:
Gibraltar
Set Issue Limit:
255