RRS Sir David Attenborough - 2019 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Product Code: L4469700

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel £2 Crown Coin
  • Issued on Behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue Limit: 10,000
  • Presented in a Unique Presentation Pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
  • Also available: Boaty McBoatface 50p Coin

Description

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a new Crown Coin in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel that pictures the RRS Sir David Attenborough Ship. 

The ship featured on this coin is itself about 125 metres long, with a beam of 24 metres, and a draught of 7 metres. This vessel will always have a special place in Pobjoy Mint's history with the vessel having several of our coins from three different British Overseas Territories placed under the keel block of the RRS Sir David Attenborough. 

The design on the coin shows 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 Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the coin.

A New Polar Research Ship for the United Kingdom:

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In 2014, the UK Government announce funding for the construction of a new polar research vessel for the British Antarctic Survey to replace a pari of existing vessels; the RRS James Clark Ross and the RRS Ernest Shackleton. This new vessel is named after the famed British broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough.

The new polar ship is commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird to a Rolls Royce design and operated by British Antarctic Survey. The vessel will have a crew of approximately 30 and accommodate up to 60 scientists and support staff. It will be tasked with the purpose of carrying out research in Polar Regions with its improved icebreaking capabilities and greater endurance than previously seen by its ancestors. The vessel will also serve as logistical support for the British Antarctic Survey teams in shore locations. 

Metal Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 10,000

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