Hourglass Dolphin - 2015 Proof Sterling Silver Coin

Product Code: L6708000

$69.00 $65.00  

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Coin Highlights

  • 2015 Proof Sterling Silver
  • Issued on behalf of British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue: 10,000
  • Unique presentation box and certificate
  • Also available as: Uncirculated Cupro Nickel

Description

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a beautiful new proof sterling silver collector's coin issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory which features the Hourglass Dolphin. The stunning coin continues the series of coins showing the wonderful animals that live or visit this frozen Territory.

First described in 1824 during a French expedition to the Antarctic, the Latin name ‘cruciger’ actually means ‘cross-bearing’ although it is more commonly called the Hourglass Dolphin due to the distinctive markings. This is a small species of dolphin with a compact body and a striking black and white pattern which is generally found in a circumpolar band around the Antarctic. Hourglass dolphins can generally be seen in groups of 8 animals or less but larger schools of around 60 individuals have been reported.  The Hourglass Dolphin is a keen bow-wave rider and often approaches boats from a distance at great speed.

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The design on this beautiful new coin shows a pair of Hourglass Dolphins swimming in Antarctic Waters amongst the icebergs. The obverse of the coin carries an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

Approved by Buckingham Palace, the coin is available in Uncirculated Cupro Nickel and Proof Sterling Silver.  Each precious metal coin has been carefully struck four times and features frosted high relief sculpting against a mirror brilliant background.

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Metal Proof Sterling Silver
Diameter 38.60mm
Weight 28.28gms
Issue Limit 10,000