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Falkland Islands 2008 - Port Louis Settlement - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Coin

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  • 2008 Uncirculated Curpo Nickel 1 Crown Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
Regular Price US$19.95 Special Price US$9.95

The history of the discovery of the Falkland Islands is somewhat complicated as there are claims that a number of different explorers first sighted one or other of the many Islands which make up the group. It is generally agreed that two of the earliest sightings were those made by the British sea captain John Davis in his ship Desire in 1592 and by the Dutch navigator Sebald De Weert in 1600. In 1690 the English sailor John Strong, in the vessel Welfare made the first recorded landing on the Falklands.  He then sailed between the two main islands of East and West Falkland and named the channel Falkland Sound after the fifth Viscount Falkland, Treasurer of the Navy. 

The first settlement on the Falkland Islands was made by the French navigator Louis de Bougainville in 1764, at a site on East Falkland he named Fort St. Louis, in later years to become known as Port Louis. In 1765, unaware of Bougainville’s settlement Captain John Byron, on a British naval expedition, surveyed the area around Port Egmont on Saunders Island and took possession of the Falklands in the name of King George III. The following year Captain John MacBride established a British settlement at Port Egmont. At the same time, the Spanish government forced the French to withdraw from the Falklands and took over Bougainville’s settlement at Port Louis.

The beautifully crafted and historically important new coin shows Onslow and the British contingent raising the Union flag with the Clio in the background. The obverse of each coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD. 

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Weight 28.280000
Coin Year 2005 - 2009
Government Falkland Islands
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel Coins
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel 1 Crown
Issue LimitUnlimited

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