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Falkland Islands Celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” Theme with New Crown Coin

October 9, 2015 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Cupro-Nickel Coins, Education, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

James Thomson, a Scottish poet and playwright, was born in Ednam, Roxburghshire around September 11, 1700. In 1740, Thomson collaborated with his lifelong friend, dramatist David Mallet, on a masque entitled Alfred, which included this work.

Thomas Augustine Arne was born in London on March 12, 1710 into a family… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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