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  • 1 Pound 2020, KM# 204, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • 1 Pound 2020, KM# 204, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Falkland Islands is an archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Patagonian Shelf. As a British overseas territory, the Falklands have internal self-governance, and the United Kingdom takes responsibility for their defence and foreign affairs. The Falkland Islands' capital is Stanley on East Falkland.


The fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right with a latent image like a hologram that changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number '1' when the coin is seen from different angles below the bust, wearing the George IV State Diadem and drop earrings.

The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a type of crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV. The diadem is worn by queens and queens consort in procession to coronations and State Openings of Parliament. The piece of jewellery has been featured in paintings and on stamps and currency. It can be seen in the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace.

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX means Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of the Faith.

Engraver: Jody Clark



Depicts the coat of arms of the Falkland Islands, the value above.

Desire the Right is the motto of the Falkland Islands. It makes reference to the Desire, the vessel from which English sea captain John Davis sighted the Falkland Islands in 1592.

The coat of arms of the Falkland Islands is the heraldic device consisting of a shield charged with a ram on tussock grass in a blue field at the top and a sailing ship on white and blue wavy lines underneath. Adopted in 1948, it has been the coat of arms of the Falkland Islands since 29 September of that year. The ram represents the territory's past primary industry of sheep farming, while the ship symbolises the Desire which reportedly first sighted the islands at the end of the 16th century. The grass indicates the vegetation of the Falklands.



Segmented reeding (milled on alternate edges)

1 Pound

5th portrait
KM# 204
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Brass
Center Cupronickel
Weight 8.75 g
Diameter 23.4 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 12
Alignment Medal
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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