Product Code: L4414900
The Government of the Falkland Islands has approved the release of this outstanding coin to celebrate the bicentenary of the victory of the British fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of the British Naval Legend Admiral Horatio Nelson.
This charming coin carries portraits of Nelson as a young boy and his uncle Captain Maurice Suckling along with an image of ‘HMS Victory’ the ship from which Nelson led the Battle of Trafalgar and which he subsequently died upon in 1805. The wording Horatio Nelson 1758-1805 is in the surround and the value of 1 Crown is shown at the base.
Approved by Buckingham Palace the obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and each precious metal coin has been struck four times to achieve the illustrious Pobjoy finish under the auspices of the National Maritime Museum, London.
Nelson at the age of 12, urged his brother William to write to his Uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling upon hearing the news that he had been given command of a 64-gun ship (the Raisonnable), due to the Spanish making claims to the Falkland Islands and the British mobilizing the navy to protect their interests.
Captain Maurice Suckling agreed to take responsibility for his nephew but by the time Nelson reached Chatham Dockyards on the River Medway in early March 1771, the troubles in the Falklands had been concluded so the Raisonnable never set sail for this destination. Suckling realising that Nelson would gain more experience from service on a merchant trading vessel than being on a stationary naval vessel sent Nelson to serve on a West India ship belonging to the house of Hibbert, Purrier and Norton, with Mr John Rathbone who had formerly been in the navy and had served with Captain Maurice Suckling. The rest, as they say, is history.
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|Metal||Unc. Cupro Nickel Crown|
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