Controversy over 2 pesos coins with the inscription of the Falkland Islands
September 21, 2012
“Argentina presented a coin to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the invasion of the Falklands, with the inscription of the year that Britain seized the islands,” British newspapers report.
“The South American country’s Central Bank put into circulation 4.9 million of 2 pesos coins, bearing the dates 1833 and 1982 to 2012.”
“In a statement the bank said that 1833 is the year of the encroachment of Britain”
“Argentina claims to Britain’s expulsion of a small civilian population in Argentina that year, but Britain was in the islands since 1765.”
“The Central Bank said that 1982-2012 was inscribed on the coins to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the recovery of the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich”.
“The reverse of the coin also features the crest of UNASUR, the Union of South American Nations, on a map of the Falkland Islands with the two dates up and down”.
“The outer ring of the coin has the word ‘Malvinas’ the Argentine name for the islands.”