Falkland Islands 2009 - 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Charles Darwin - Cupro Nickel

Product Code: L4439500

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Coin Highlights

  • 2009 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available in Proof Sterling Silver

Description

Charles Darwin was one of history’s defining figures. Born 200 years ago in 1809, he literally changed the way we see the world due to his breakthrough observations about evolution.

This stunning collector's coin issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Darwin’s birth. The design on the reverse of the coin is a classic portrait of Darwin with his name clearly written above his image and the obverse of the coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD.

Darwin visited the Falkland Islands in 1833 – 1834 on HMS Beagle and the settlement of Darwin is named in his honour. It’s a key coin in the history of science so order yours today!

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Born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire in February 1809, Charles Darwin was born into a wealthy and well-connected family. Darwin had initially planned to study medicine at Edinburgh University but later switched to studying Divinity at Cambridge. Best known for his theory on evolution, Charles Darwin was fundamental in discovering how all species of life developed from a central ancestor, changing the way we think about how we came to be as humans. He was a naturalist who searched the globe for new species of flora and fauna and he worked on his theory for 20 years, publishing the famous, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection'.

His breakthrough came when he visited the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America. Darwin noticed that each island had its own form of Finch which were closely related but different to each other. His theory was that humans were simply another form of mammal developed over thousands of years, possibly from Apes. At a time when most Europeans believed the world had been created in seven days by God, as described in the bible, his ideas were initially perceived as controversial. However, Darwin’s ideas now form the foundation of modern biology. 

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit Unlimited

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