Falkland Islands 50 Pence banknote of 1974

25 Mar 2019  Mon

The Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) are a remote South Atlantic archipelago. With rugged terrain and cliff-lined coasts, its hundreds of islands and islets are home to sheep farms and abundant birdlife. The capital, Stanley, sits on East Falkland, the largest island. The town's Falkland Islands Museum has themed galleries devoted to maritime exploration, natural history, the 1982 Falklands War and other subjects.

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 Pound is the currency of the Falkland Islands. The Falkland Islands pound has always been pegged to the pound sterling at par and banknotes of both currencies are used interchangeably on the islands.

The note depicted alongside is the Falkland Islands 50 Pence banknote of 1974. The obverse has the Profile portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The reverse has floral designs featuring number 8. This Brown and grey note sports an ornamental pattern throughout as its watermark.

Image courtesy: Coins and Banknotes International

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