Argentina presents new note showing the Falkland Islands

Argentine President Cristina Fernández has presented a new 50-peso note commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the invasion of the British archipelago. Argentine forces invaded the Falkland Islands (called Las Malvinas by Argentina) on 2 April 1982 but surrendered after just over two months of fighting. A total 255 British and about 650 Argentine servicemen were killed in the fighting, along with three Falkland civilians. In March 2013, residents in the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in favour of remaining British. Just three residents out of 1,517 were against remaining British.

On the front, it displays a map of the islands in the white and blue colours of the Argentine flag. On the back we see a gaucho who rose up against British rule in 1833. An exact issue date is unknown at this time but MRI Guide expects it to be issued "by years' end".


Steven Friday 04 April 2014 at 8:29 pm | | news
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