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Battle of the Falkland Islands centennial commemorated with £2 coin issue

Saturday, January 3rd 2015 - 05:51 UTC
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The Falkland Islands Government & Treasury have issued a new £2 coin which commemorates the Centennial of the Battle of the Falkland Islands. At the start of World War I in 1914, the Falkland Islands was an important strategic naval base that allowed crucial control of the British Royal Navy of the South Atlantic and the Magellan Strait connecting with the Pacific. Read full article


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  • Lord Ton

    Britain - sinking ships off the Falklands for a century :-)

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 06:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Protecting Democracy and Freedom

    Just like all those free and democratic countries in the C24...


    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 08:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Take note, Argentina.
    OUR Land & we will defend it against johnny-come-latelies such as yourselves.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Amazing. There's no blue Falklands Pound! And yet the South Atlantic seabed is carpeted with German and argie wrecks. It seems that you can mint coins, destroy enemies and run decent economies. Why can't argieland do that?

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 01:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • RICO

    Nazis and their allies not welcome here try the rat run next door.

    Jan 03rd, 2015 - 08:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    so a 2 pound coin made for the
    is it a plastic coin?
    can you play monopoly with that shite?

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 10:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @ 6 paulcedron,
    l'll bet that our £2 coin will buy much more than your mickey mouse money.
    How many slobovonian gravots, er, l mean Argentine pesos is it equal to?
    20, 30, 40? any advance on 50?
    You are a pillock, pauli niño.

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 12:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    you always insulting, isolda.
    that's all you have.
    what a shame.
    now go to your bedroom and think about it.

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 12:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • José Malvinero

    On the new anniversary of the usurper pirate of shit of the our Islas Malvinas Argentinas:

    We will be back !!!

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    so a 2 pound coin made for the
    is it a plastic coin,

    it just happens to be GOLD,
    and apparently very popular and very sought after,

    in Argentina on he other hand, apparently your medal was made of a metallic nickel based ,, and was eventually given away.

    so they say...

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • brianF.I

    @8 Pauly only likes money that he steals and begs for lol, never worked a day in his life. Tell me Pauly how is that tin shed shithole you call a house?

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 08:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “We will be back !!!”

    You really do like your butt getting kicked don't you.

    Care to put a date on when you will be back to receive another malleting?

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @8 paulcedron,
    Thats because you are an insult-able non-person, pauli-boy.
    Answer truthfully, paul baby, what would you rather have in your pocket,
    1) good hard Falkland Pounds,
    2) worthless-by-the-hour Argentine Pesos.
    As l said, mickey mouse money.
    lf l have to stay in my room, you must live in the woodshed.

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 09:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • paulcedron

    13 isolda
    the argentine peso is crap, i don't deny it.
    but to think that that toy money you isleters call “falklands pound” (LOL) is hard currency, only shows your huge degree of ignorance.
    not a surprise, though.

    i know that none of you have never left the stinky islets.
    but trying to exchange that toy money in a foreign country would be a misión imposible.
    and that, burra que no sabe nada, is because nobody wants it.

    as for the insults and stuff, i guess it is because you are a boca sucia.
    a mal educada.
    what else do you expect after having “studied” in that community school?

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    We will be back !!!

    if it aint in the next 30 years or so,
    you will never know abt it, as you will most certainly be dust.

    Jan 04th, 2015 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • puerto argentino

    Do not forget to make some coins when you usurped The Malvinas islands in January 1833!!!

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 01:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @16 puerto something-or-other,
    Don't you forget to make some coins of when you were rightfully evicted in 1982.
    Oh thats right, you have done so.
    Oh well, go make some coins of when you were(also rightfully)evicted in 1833,
    “go away coins” or “Blimey,we're out of here” coins.
    @9 José Malodorous,
    You may well be back, as POWs, who we will keep as slaves.
    With a mentality like yours, its all you're good for anyway-slavery.!
    @14 paulcedron,
    You have no idea where l was educated, or to what standard l reached.
    As its absolutely NONE of your business, l will not enlighten you.
    biggest of mouths, paul-idiota-cedron.
    Stop being so jealous, niño. & you still use mickey mouse money.

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 06:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    1833 has been banned
    please pick another year...

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 10:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steve R

    Great coin, bought one for my collection when they hit the market last year :-) well to be honest bought 2 as a friend in Finland wanted one as well :-) and yes I have the Argentinian bimetalic Falklands coin as well LOL

    Jan 05th, 2015 - 12:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog


    “Do not forget to make some coins when you usurped The Malvinas islands in January 1833!!!”

    Yes-we'll issue a coin to celebrate the British citizens crewing the Sarandi (the majority of Pinedo's men) that refused to fight their own people (and who were kicked out) and the South Americans like Rivero who elected to stay under British rule and were allowed to stay.

    You still haven't worked out that more British people than South Americans were ejected in 1833, have you?

    Take your time, you'll get it eventually.........

    Jan 08th, 2015 - 01:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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