Sir Ernest Shackleton's Final Expedition: Quest - 2022 Proof Sterling Silver 50 Pence Coin - SGA
- 2022 Proof Sterling Silver Coin
- Issued on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Issue limit: 175
- Presented in an acrylic box with outer sleeve of authenticity
- Also available in Unc. Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish
The Pobjoy Mint series of 50 pence coins featuring historical ships has proven to be extremely popular and we are therefore delighted to announce the release of a further coin in the series on behalf of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.
The coin features the schooner-rigged steamship Quest, which sailed from 1917 until sinking in 1962. Quest is best known as the polar exploration vessel of the Shackleton-Rowlett Expedition of 1921-1922. It was aboard this vessel that Sir Ernest Shackleton undertook his last expedition.
Originally built in Norway as the wooden-hulled sealer Foca I in 1917, Shackleton purchased the ship in January 1921 together with other equipment, and began the process of hiring a crew, with the help of his old school-friend, John Quiller Rowett and by March 1921, it had been renamed Quest.
The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.
|Government||South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|
|Coin Metal||Silver Coins|
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver|
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