||Free Derry was a self-declared autonomous zone encompassing the Bogside and Creggan neighborhoods of Derry that existed from 1969 until 1972. These were staunchly Nationalist areas of the city and were declared off-limits to British troops and RUC patrols by their citizens. The standoff ended on July, 31, 1972 when a sizable number of heavily armed troops and police entered the neighborhoods and retook control. This is an impressive counterstamped coin acquired by the seller at a Dublin coin fair in 1989. Purchased from Michael E. Kenney / Stepaside, Co. Dublin, Ireland. (Sp. 3, 2014) ($85).