RRS Sir David Attenborough - 2019 Proof Sterling Silver

Product Code: L6719600

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Proof Sterling Silver £2 Crown Coin
  • Own the Coin as Presented to Sir David Attenborough
  • Issued on Behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue Limit: 2,000
  • Presented in a Unique Presentation Box and Certificate
  • Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Also available: Boaty McBoatface 50p Coin

Description

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce that we have had the honour to produce a Silver Version of the new Crown Coin featuring the RRS Sir David Attenborough ship that will be presented to Sir David Attenborough himself at the Official Naming Ceremony on Thursday 26th September 2019, along with the Silver Version of the new 50p coin featuring Boaty McBoatface. 

This new vessel, commissioned by the NERC will carry the famous Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, more commonly known as Boaty McBoatface. This new vessel will always have a special place in Pobjoy Mint's history with the vessel having several coins from three different British Overseas territories placed under the keel block of the RRS Sir David Attenborough. 

The design on the coin pictures the research ship at sea in the Antarctic with the name RRS Sir David Attenborough shown on the outer edge of the coin. The Pobjoy Mint exclusive effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse. 

A New Polar Research Ship for the United Kingdom:

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In 2014, the UK government announced funding for the construction of a new polar research vessel for the British Antarctic Survey to replace a pair of existing vessels RRS James Clark Ross and RRS Ernest Shackleton.

The new vessel is named after the famed British broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough. The ship will be tasked with the purpose of carrying out research in Polar Regions with its improved icebreaking capabilities and greater endurance previously seen by its ancestors.  The vessel will also serve as logistic support for the British Antarctic Survey teams in shore locations.  

Metal Proof Sterling Silver
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 2000

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