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Falkland Islands

 

5 Pounds, 1983
Commemorates 150th Anniversary of British rule

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations

Back: Government House, Christ Church Cathedral and Whalebone Arch in Stanley

Government House in Stanley, built in 1845, has been the official residence of the Falkland Islands' London-appointed Governors since the mid-19th century.

Consecrated in 1892, Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley is the southernmost Anglican cathedral in the world. In the front of this church stands a whalebone arch monument made from the jaws of two blue whales. The monument was raised in 1933 to commemorate the centenary of the British rule in Falkland Islands.

 

Christ Church Cathedral and Whalebone Arch

Christ Church Cathedral and Whalebone Arch

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1 Pound, 1984

1 pound 1984 front
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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations

Back: Government House, Christ Church Cathedral and Whalebone Arch in Stanley

 

10 Pounds, 1986

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Front: Elizabeth II (1926-), Queen of United Kingdom, British colonies and Commonwealth of Nations

Back: Government House, Christ Church Cathedral and Whalebone Arch in Stanley

 

Government House

Government House

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Falkland Islands, located in the South Atlantic 500 miles northeast of Cape Horn, were discovered by British navigator John Davis in 1592. The islands were named for Viscount Falkland, treasurer of the British Navy, in 1690. Argentine military forced invaded the islands, Argentines called Malvinas Islands, in 1982. These occupation forces later surrendered to the British. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Falkland Islands.

 

 

 

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