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Falklands and Ascension coins to commemorate the life of Lady Thatcher

June 14, 2013 in British Coins, Coins, Commemorative, English Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, News, Nickel Coins, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

June 13th 2013. South Atlantic News Agency. (http://en.mercopress.com)

The Falkland Islands and Ascension Island have released two coins from Pobjoy Mint to commemorate the life of former British Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher who passed away at the age of 87 on 8 April 2013.

Known as the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister as well as the longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century and was honored with a ceremonial funeral with full military honors at St Paul’s Cathedral, the only politician to be granted such a tribute since the death of Winston Churchill in 1965.

Born in 1925, the daughter of a grocer, she studied chemistry at Oxford but was involved in politics from an early age. She was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975 and made history four years later, becoming Prime Minister when the Conservatives won the elections of 1979, the first of three victories under her leadership. As Prime Minister she took a firm stance with the European Community and also on other issues, both domestic and foreign and thus transformed the nation.

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