35th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falklands
Saturday, 15 July 2017 | Gareth
To commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Falklands Liberation, Pobjoy Mint has produced coin in honour of the soldiers that gave their lives for the sovereignty of their country.
The reverse of the coin features three soldiers facing away from the monument with their heads bowed and both hands placed on top of a sword in a formation also known as the Prince’s Vigil. In the centre you can see the Falklands Liberation monument crowned with the bronze statue of Britannia.
The Falklands Liberation memorial is a beautiful tribute to our lost soldiers and was erected on the Falkland Islands at the Junction of Ross Road and Reservoir Road in Stanley. The monument was funded entirely by Falkland Islanders and was even designed by a Falkland-born architect Gerald Dixon. The bronze figure of Britannia was sculped by David Norris and was unveiled on Liberation Day 14th 1984.
We are confident that this coin, released in honour of such a significant event, with be popular with our collectors. The denomination of the coin is a ‘1 Crown’ and the obverse features the Pobjoy Effigy which captures Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in high detail.