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Two Pound Coin features the Apus Constellation inside a Pobjoy white box Bicentenary of William Herschel: Southern Constellation of Apus - Bird of Paradise - 2022 Proof Fine Silver with Goldclad® £2 - BAT
Two Pound Coin features the Grus Constellation Represented by a Crane

Bicentenary of William Herschel: Southern Constellation of Grus - Crane - 2022 Bi-Metal £2 - BAT

Bicentenary of William Herschel: Southern Constellation of Grus - Crane - 2022 Proof Fine Silver £2 - BAT

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  • New coin celebrates British Astronomer Sir William Frederick Herschel
  • Second coin in the Southern Constellations five-coin £2 series
  • 2022 Proof Fine Silver £2 Coin
  • Legal Tender of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue Limit: 175
  • Presented in a white presentation box with a certificate of authenticity
  • Also available in Bi-Metal

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the second £2 coin in the series to commemorate 200 years since the death of British Astronomer Sir William Herschel.


Sir William Frederick Herschel was a German-born British astronomer famously known for constructing the first large telescope in 1774, but, perhaps, his most important contribution to the science of astronomy was made in 1781 when he discovered the plant Uranus. This discovery brought him overnight fame and he was appointed Court Astronomer and knighted by King George III.

The design on the second coin features the Grus Constellation which is represented by a Crane, the image of which is depicted on the design. The constellation itself is shown beneath the bird and a compass as it would read in Antarctica. Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory the coin has been produced in Proof Fine Silver with Goldclad® and Bi-metal. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

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Coin Year 2022
Government British Antarctic Territory
Coin Metal Silver Coins
Denomination Two Pounds
MetalProof Fine Silver with Goldclad®
Issue Limit175

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