A coin was minted to mark the noteworthy historical occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Falkland Islands, which symbolizes the freedom of the Falkland Islanders from Argentine military control at the conclusion of the Falklands War on June 14, 1982.

The Falklands War, also known as the Guerra de las Malvinas, was a ten-week conflict in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom. It centered on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands on April 2 and South Georgia on April 3 triggered the war. In response, the British government sent a naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force and conducted an amphibious assault on the islands on April 5. The conflict lasted 74 days and concluded with an Argentine surrender on June 14, returning control of the islands to Britain. The war resulted in the loss of 649 Argentine military personnel, 255 British military personnel, and three Falkland Islanders.


Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara.

The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara was a wedding present in 1947 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, who received it as a gift from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland in 1893 on the occasion of her marriage to the Duke of York, later George V. Made by E. Wolfe & Co., it was purchased from Garrard & Co. by a committee organised by Lady Eve Greville. In 1914, Mary adapted the tiara to take 13 diamonds in place of the large oriental pearls surmounting the tiara. At first, Elizabeth wore the tiara without its base and pearls but the base was reattached in 1969. The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara is one of Elizabeth's most recognisable pieces of jewellery due to its widespread use on British banknotes and coinage.

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley



Depicts a magnified map of the Falkland Islands in the background with a back view of a ‘Yomper’ (a soldier who participates in a yomp, or long-distance march) in the centre. The marching figure is seen carrying a rucksack on his back with a Union Flag.

The Union Jack, also known as the Union Flag, serves as the unofficial national flag of the United Kingdom. While there's no specific law designating it as the official national flag, it has assumed this role through historical precedent. Additionally, it serves as the national flag for all British Overseas Territories, which are part of the British state. The Union Flag has also served as the official flag for various British colonies and dominions until they adopted their own national flags. In Canada, it still holds official status under parliamentary resolution, where it is referred to as the Royal Union Flag.

AA, AB, AC, AD, BC are dieletters. These letters used are all uppercase and they take their distinctive style from Hiberno-Norse runes. They always appear on the reverse of the coins. Dieletters tell what die to stamp the coin was used. When AA gets worn or broken it is replaced by AB and so on. So AA is most common, AB is scarcer, etc.


Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27.3 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape polygon
Sides 7
Alignment Medal
Pobjoy Mint (PM)

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