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British Antarctic Territory 2008 - World’s First Antarctic Coin - Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Availability: In stock
  • 2008 Uncirculated Cupro Nickel
  • Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue: Unlimited
  • Unique presentation pouch
  • Also available as: Proof Sterling Silver
Regular Price $19.95 Special Price $9.95

Pobjoy Mint brings you the World’s First Real Antarctic coin.  Never before has any Antarctic territory approved the release of a legal tender commemorative coin, although there have been coins from the parent countries of different Territories; no true Antarctic coin has been released before.  

To commemorate the Centenary of the Granting of the Letters Patent, Pobjoy Mint is thrilled to announce a fabulous collector's uncirculated cupro nickel coin on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory.

The World’s First Antarctic coin depicts the British Antarctic Territory Coat of Arms which was first granted in 1952.  The arms consist of a shield bearing a flaming torch on a wavy background indicating the sea.  On the right, a golden lion stands on a grass floor representing the United Kingdom and on the left an Emperor penguin stands on an ice floor representing the native wildlife in the Territory.  The crest depicts RRS Discovery, the research ship used by Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first journey of the Antarctic and the motto Research and Discovery reflects the aims of the British Antarctic Survey, which since 1943 has undertaken the majority of Britain’s scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent.  The obverse of the coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, designed by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS FSNAD.

Issued in Unc. Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver, each precious metal coin has been carefully struck four times to attain the famous Pobjoy proof finish, producing a glorious mirror-finish background with the design sculpted in striking relief.  

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Coin Year 2005 - 2009
Government British Antarctic Territory
Coin Metal Cupro Nickel
MetalUncirculated Cupro Nickel
Issue LimitUnlimited

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US Postage:

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$1000 - $4999.99 + = 100.00

UPDATE 01/09/21 FOR BRAZIL AND PERU: delivering to Brazil and Peru is temporarily enabled but with restrictions. Due to covid19 local postal services are having issues delivering to certain locations within these two countries and some parcels are getting lost. We are working towards finding a solution but in the meantime, we cannot guarantee safe delivery, the purchase is at buyer's discretion.

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