2017 Falkland Islands 1 oz Silver Britannia Reverse Proof

2017 Falkland Islands 1 oz Silver Britannia Reverse Proof

This is the first-ever bullion coin minted on behalf of the Falkland Islands. This stunning Silver Britannia coin features a reverse proof finish with a design honoring the 35th anniversary of the Falklands Liberation.

Coin Highlights:

  • Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver.
  • Coin comes in protective plastic.
  • Limited mintage of 50,000 coins.
  • Obverse: Depicts an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles who is seen as a symbol of British unity, liberty and strength holding a trident in the foreground. The waves of the sea are shown in the background.
  • Sovereign coin backed by the British Virgin Island government.


Protect and display your Silver Britannia Reverse Proof coin in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

This coin would be a great addition to any coin collection. Own the first bullion coin minted for the Falkland Islands by adding this stunning 1 oz Silver Britannia Reverse Proof coin to your cart today!

Britannia was actually the Latin name given to Great Britain in 43AD when it was occupied by the Romans. She was then personified and turned into a goddess who’s original bare breasted, spear wielding figure has appeared on coins from the 2nd Century until the modern day.

The patriotic British song "Rule, Britannia!" originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The song has always been strongly associated with the Royal Navy hence the association with the Falklands Liberation due to the important part they played in the conflict. Britannia is a particularly strong British national emblem and the words from the song “Britannia Rules the Waves” are particularly resonating in relation to the Falklands Liberation.

The long running dispute between Britain and Argentina over the ownership of the Falkland Islands was brought to a head on the March 19, 1982 when 50 Argentines landed on South Georgia Island and hoisted their flag. Under the order of Galtieri, President of Argentina, the invasion of the Falkland Islands was declared on 2nd April which triggered the start of the War.

The Pobjoy Mint has been a leader in innovative coin design and craftsmanship for more than 50 years. Derek Pobjoy started the private mint in 1965, coming from a background in jewelry. The first coins minted were commemorative Sterling Silver and Gold coins in memory of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, which launched the mint into becoming a huge success.

The idea that countries, big or small, can and should have their own coinage is what pushed the Pobjoy Mint forward. Pobjoy approached the Isle of Man government to begin a program of collector coins with corresponding values and specifications as British coins. In 1972, the Pobjoy Mint created the first practical set of coins for the Isle of Man including a 1/2 penny and up to 50 pence coins. These coins included historical and cultural elements, such as the Isle of Man’s distinctive three-legged “Triskele” insignia.

Since then, the Pobjoy Mint has issued an array of innovative and artistic coins sought after by some of the choosiest collectors. One particular contribution to numismatics and coin production was the development of the world’s first satisfactory man-made Precious Metal, called Virenium, which has been used in high denomination coinage since 1978. This was hailed worldwide as the first significant breakthrough in coinage from the last century.

The Pobjoy Mint provides circulation and collector coinage for 12 countries and territories, and that number is ever increasing. Pobjoy Mint has been consistently recognized within the numismatic industry for their innovations, including 45 “firsts” such as the first Silver one kilo coin, the first coin in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the first titanium coin and the world’s highest relief coin. The Pobjoy Mint has demonstrated their ability to push the limits of the coin industry to surprising achievements and new heights.
Customer Reviews of 2017 Falkland Islands 1 oz Silver Britannia Reverse Proof
2017 Falkland Islands 1 oz Silver Britannia Reverse Proof
3.0 Overall

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Pretty coin, but came with brown smudges

By  Igal

from San Antonio, TX

2.0

Round is beautiful and well made by Falkland Islands, but mine came with brown smudges/marks near the lettering on the top. Slightly disappointed since it takes way from the eye appeal of the round, especially since it's a "proof". Sending it in to be graded would not result in a high score because of it. The condition of my round, I would not recommend.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Nice looking Coin, with damage

By  Frank

from NC

2.0

Had scratches on reverse of coin near .999 silver area and brown mark on observe near Queens nose. Dissapointed

Pros

  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Beautiful Coin, But

By  fjmac

from NC

2.0

Scratches on rear of coin and brown spot on front, disappointed

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

No quality control , WHY ?

By  poor me

from Florida

2.0

Coin has a dark spot and many scratches and nicks ! and from other review posted i am not the only one with issues with this coin. Returns are a pain and time wasted , this should not be my problem, so take time to check coin before shipping.

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)

Cons

  • Poor Condition

This one beautiful coin perfect condition

By  Wes

from Arlington Texas

5.0

Will buy again

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition

Super sweet coin

By  kenard

from mo.

5.0

So nice looking.Looks better in person.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

Beautiful design

By  Fractious d

from Washington

1.0

Not up to pobjoy standard. All coins scratched and one with a brown material on it. Beautiful design but disappointed by the obvious mishandling. If they are all like this buy graded only.

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poor Condition

Absolutely Stunning!

By  Bob

from SF Bayarea

5.0

Bought this coin last Thursday and it showed up today (Monday) Great service as always! This coin with reverse proof is absolutely amazing. It is truly a beautiful coin that I'm proud to own.

Pros

  • Value (low premium over spot)
  • Attractive Design
  • Collectible (lower mintage)
  • Mint Condition
  • Recognized Brand

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