One of the many small, often-overlooked military engagements of the 1980s was the British conflict with Argentina in the Falkland Islands. The war was never officially declared but it lasted 10 weeks in the spring and early summer of 1982. Today, you have the chance to get 201 Falkland Islands Anniversary of Liberation 1 oz Silver Coins online from Provident Metals.
The Falkland Islands War may have lasted only 10 weeks and been overlooked in many regions of the world, but it was a hot war that involved one of the traditional powers of the last five centuries in the form of the United Kingdom. The Argentine Military Dictatorship ruling Argentina at the time suffered losses of 649 killed, 1,657 wounded, and 11,313 captured. This on top of the sinking of a cruiser and submarine among its major losses. The United Kingdom lost 2 destroyers and 2 frigates from the Royal Navy and 255 soldiers with an additional 775 wounded and 115 captured.
On the obverse of the 2017 Falkland Islands Anniversary of Liberation 1 oz Silver Coin is the Pobjoy Mints exclusive effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty is depicted in right-profile relief with the George IV State Diadem Crown on her head. With 1,333 diamonds in its design totaling more than 300 karats, the State Diadem Crown is worn only during the State Opening of Parliament.
The reverse side of 2017 Falkland Islands Anniversary of Liberation 1 oz Silver Coins includes a vision of Britannia looking out over the seas. She clutches a trident in her right hand as she gazes out over rough seas. She wears the Corinthian helmet on her head and there is a P mint mark from the Pobjoy Mint behind her head.
The result of the British liberation of its island territories of the Falkland Islands was increased popularity at home in the UK for British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the end of the Argentine Military Dictatorship. In the aftermath, Argentina returned to democratic governance.
2017 Falkland Islands Anniversary of Liberation 1 oz Silver Coins are available with reverse frosted visuals that deliver mirrored elements and frosted background fields. The coins are housed individually inside of protective plastic flips.
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