Micronations:

Dominion of British West Florida

 

 

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2006
USNS-BWF-C 001

Year: 2006
Metal: Copper-plated brass
Condition: Unc
Designer:
Mint: 
Mintage: 100
Weight:
Diameter: 26.27 mm
Denomination: 1 Farthing

Edge type: Reeded

Queen Elizabeth II

Floral emblem

USNS-BWF-C 002

Year: 2006
Metal: Nickel-plated brass
Condition: Unc
Designer:
Mint:  
Mintage: 100
Weight:
Diameter: 39.89 mm
Denomination: 1 Pound

Edge type: Reeded

Queen Elizabeth II

Arms of the United Kingdom

The Dominion of British West Florida is an internet-based micronation created on 29 November, 2005. It is founded on an eccentric interpretation of actual historic events.

It claims to represent an historic continuum with the real British colony of the same name that was established in 1763 in areas of present-day Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida, as part of the outcome of the French and Indian War. The Dominion claims that changes in ownership subsequent to 1763, which culminated in the eventual acquisition of the territory by the United States in 1810, were illegal.

The Dominion claims fifteen "active" members, and names them on it's website using such titles as "Lord Bo, Baron von Servers" and "Lady Wildflower, Baroness de la Bay". The real identities of these individuals are unknown. The micronation's Governor-General is identified only as "Duke Robert VII". It is unknown who his six predecessors were, or from whom he received his peerage.   

The Dominion's coins were produced by Jorge Vidal, a member of the Unrecognised States Numismatic Society. 

British West Florida website: http://www.dbwf.net/

2006, USNS / G Cruickshank.
Information
and scans courtesy of G Cruickshank.