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Falklands announces 2012 first collector coin: Life cycle of the butterfly

Wednesday, January 25th 2012 - 07:39 UTC
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The Treasury of the Falkland Islands Government announced the launch of their first collector coin for 2012, which features the Life Cycle of the Butterfly. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    I want one!

    Brilliant idea for the Falklands (there are no Malvinas).

    I wonder if Argentina will come up with their version: a coin showing the life cycle of the Malvinista perhaps? Around the coin edge could be : baby crapping it's nappy, small child being indoctrinated in the fabled Malvinas 'history', teenager with oversize head who thinks it will own the planet on MercoPress blogsite spouting crap. Full circle of crap then. Must be worth 1 Pesos I would imagine.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 10:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas


    Or maybe you could have came up with a coin showing the life cycle of the british in Malvinas:

    1.- Pirats expelling the original population and authorities by the use of force.

    2.- Populating the islands with british people.

    3.- Maintining military presence to remind the world: we came here by the use of force and we´ll stay here as long as we have better weapons that Argentina has, cos clearly we don´t have the right to be here.

    4.- A population of the colonizing power believing they have the right of self determination, a concept that was created within the UN Decolonization Comittee to be applied to those original populations colonized by a foreing power (clearly not the case of Malvinas), and a concept that the Institution within which this concept was originated states it cannot be applied to the Malvinas population and therefore calls the only two parties Argentina and UK to resolve the colonial situation not considering the wishes of the imported population.

    5.- A UK trying to convince the world Malvinas is not a colony but a self governing territory, when the UN considers Malvinas a particular colonial situation and a Non Self Governing territory.

    6.- A British PM lacking arguments, telling stupid statements and increasing military presence in the pacific South Atlantic while the UK is everytime more isolated.

    7.- Negotiations for handover? :)

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 12:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Teaboy2

    Actually your forgetting a key part of history there Malvinas. Such as:

    1 - British first settle and claim sovereignty in 1765

    2 - Britian leave plaque cementing their claim on sovereignty of the islands in 1776.

    3 - Luis vernet seekes permission to set up a commercial enterprise on the islands from the british consolute in regonition of britains sovereignty of the islands.

    4 - How viceroyalty of rio del la palto illegally tried to estabish a garrison on the islands in 1832, which resulted in a formal protest from britain in regards to impeding on british sovereignty, which was ignored.

    4 - In ignoring Britsh protest, britain sends a warship in 1833 to the islands to reassert their sovereignty on the islands which was accepted by the commander of the illegal garrison and the general pouplation was invited to stay by the british ships captain whilst only the garrison was asked to leave peacefully, which they did.

    As for the rest of your drivelling indoctuniated crap... Well if you think your hard enough, come and have another go as we are more than willing to remind you how it feels to get your butts kicked... again.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • dreyfoss

    “Britain shoiuld divert foreign aid money to the defence of the Falklands”
    - Says Nile Gardiner of the British newspaper Daily Telegaph.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 12:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    The argies celebrate the Genocide of The Conquest of the Desert on their
    100 peso bill

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 01:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 stick up your junta

    Yes, but be fair. The Argies have got more deception, obfuscation, governmental thieving, et al to celebrate. They need big bills to get it all on. :o)

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 03:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Crackpot

    @4 Dental floss: “Britain shoiuld divert foreign aid money to the defence of the Falklands”

    It's nice to see that you think the Falkland Islands defences should be reinforced. I wholeheartedly agree. However, I imagine that there is already more capability there than they are letting on. There's probably always a sub prowling around there somewhere.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • THOR94

    @2 Islas Malvinas (#) Didnt i recently destroy you in an argument, to which im still waiting for a reply ?......

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    Always Good to see the Falklanders celebrating on there Island, HAPPY DAYS!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Britishbulldog

    2 Islas Malvinas (#)----- Talk sense lad where the friggen hell is the Malvinas? I know about the Falklands but the Malvinas??????????? Nah never heard of them, they must be a figment of your imagination like you imagine that the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina. You even have a name with the same words what the F*** is all that about I would go to see some kind of Doctor with a problem like that. :O)

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • El Gaucho Rivero

    nice coin

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @8 Hahahha You don´t need to destroy me. If you destory me or not is irrelevant. You should focus on destroying the World that via the UN is asking the UK to put at end to the colonial situation in Malvinas by negotiating with Argentina not paying much attention to yout Beagle Story. :)

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • O gara

    6 and ill bet little teachers pet you told mummy about all those.diego told you

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 06:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • THOR94

    12 Islas Malvinas (#) So it was you. And after all this time, the only argument you can come back with is that ?! Wow, the fun has gone out of this, not much of a challenge now :(
    that just proved that the islands were settled by us before you, and that you murdered the sole settler on the island and tried to steal the land. Thats why the voyage of the beagle is important , and destroys any notion of you right to the islands :)

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 07:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @14 Oh yeah! Look how destroyed it is our rights to the islands that several International Organizations from Latinamerica Africa an Asia, 133 countires + China, the US, the UN, even European some European countries like Spain and Portugal are asking the UK to put an end to colonialism in South America. Very destroyed.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 08:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Papamoa

    It would be Far better for argentina to end its Colonial ambition over the Peaceful Falkland Islanders!!!!!

    Long Live the Falklands.

    Down with argentine Colonialism.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 08:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Islas Malvinas

    @ Calling Argentina colonialist is absurd and rediculous.

    CFK called Cameron statements about the pretended “full stop” as bordening stupidity.... I wonder what she calls Camerons “colonial conception” today in a few minutes... If for the full stop she called him “bordening stupidity”... I can´t imagine what´s she´s gonna call him now!!! HAhahahaa
    If she does say something about him.... ignoring the idiot would be better.

    Jan 25th, 2012 - 09:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

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  • Marcos Alejandro

    Who came up with this silly idea, Mike Summers or a 10 year old kid?

    Jan 26th, 2012 - 04:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • THOR94

    @15 Islas Malvinas (#)
    Colonialism- the control or governing influence of a nation over a dependent country, territory, or people.

    The islands were uninhabited originally ; they had no native population. The last piece of legislation passed over the control of the islands, was when the islands were ceded to the British by the Spanish.

    The islands were invaded by Argentina, and then removed after protest, by the British government .Argentina is now trying to assert her authority over the islands and there population, therefore she is trying to colonize them.Argentina are Colonialists .

    Jan 26th, 2012 - 05:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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