Ascension Island’s New Crown Coin Pays Tribute to Patriotic Song, “Rule Britannia”

December 28, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

 The Treasury of the Government of Ascension Island has issued a new coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the patriotic song, “Rule Britannia.” The song originates from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name, which was set to music in 1740 by Thomas Arne. The song has always been strongly associated with the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy, but was also used by the British Army. This tune was first performed at Cliveden, the country home of Frederick Prince of Wales, father of HM King George III, on August 1, 1740….Full article at the source>

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