HMS Erebus - Bicentenary of the Discovery of Antarctica -2020 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p

Product Code: L447610P

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  • 2020 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence
  • To Mark the 220th Anniversary of the Birth of Captain James Clark Ross
  • Issue Limit: 2,750
  • Issued on Behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Presented in a Special Presentation Pack


Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the new release of the HMS Erebus 50 pence coin on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory. This stunning new coin is to commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the Birth of the Captain James Clark Ross. 

In the year that marks the Bicentenary of the Discovery of Antarctica, this coin is particularly apt as it commemorates James Clark Ross who discovered the largest ice shelf in the Antarctic on his expedition.

Born in London on 15th April 1800, Sir James Clark Ross was a British Royal Navy Explorer. Between 1839 and 1843, Ross was given command of the ship HMS Erebus and led his own expedition to Antarctica and charted much of the frozen continent's coastline, whilst being accompanied by HMS Terror.

The design of our stunning new 50 pence coni features the HMS Erebus and is presented in a special presentation pack. The obverse of the coin features Pobjoy Mint's Exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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In 1841, James Clark Ross discovered the Ross Sea, Victoria Land and the two volcanos Mount Erebus and Mount Terror which were named after the expedition’s vessels. They sailed for 250 nautical miles along the edge of low, flat-topped ice shelf which was later named the Ross Ice Shelf in his honour

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Issue Limit 2750

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