1 Pound Greater spotted eagle
|Country||** Exonumia ** (Fantasy issues - Shetland Islands)|
|Value||1 Pound (1)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Coat of arms.
Bird - Greater spotted eagle. Date.
Translation: Greater spotted eagle
The Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago that lies northeast of the island of Great Britain and forms part of Scotland, United Kingdom.
The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney and 280 km (170 mi) southeast of the Faroe Islands and form part of the division between the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the North Sea to the east. The total area is 1,466 km2 (566 sq mi) and the population totalled 23,210 in 2012. Comprising the Shetland constituency of the Scottish Parliament, Shetland is also one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the islands' administrative centre and only burgh is Lerwick, which is also the capital of Shetland since taking over from Scalloway in 1708.
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