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Favorite Coin With An Antarctic Theme.

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 Posted 12/05/2021  08:27 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've always wanted to get a coin incorporating an Antarctic theme but just one. What are peoples favorite?

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 Posted 12/05/2021  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'd be VERY surprised if there were coins "from" Antarctica.
But I'm sure there are any number of countries that issued coins with an Antarctica theme.

I should say there were no coins "from" Antarctica before 1969 that I am aware of.
I was there (at Pole Station) from November 1968 through about mid-February 1969.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  09:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Let me change that then to "favorite coin with an Antarctic theme".




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I was there (at Pole Station) from November 1968 through about mid-February 1969.


That is incredible. I'm sure you've got stories to tell about that experience.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I have a few medals but no coins.
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 Posted 12/05/2021  09:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There seems to be some coins, at least from British Antarctic Territory: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/br...itory-1.html

Not minted in Antarctica, though ...
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 Posted 12/05/2021  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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...a coin incorporating an Antarctic theme but just one.

My choice would be the 2020 50 Pence coin that commemorates the 220th Anniversary of the birth of British explorer James Clark Ross; the coin is issued under the authority of the British Antarctic Territory.

Why?

1. The Subject: Ross is forever prominently linked to Antarctica. His role in its early history has led to multiple features on the continent being named after him (i.e., the Ross Ice Shelf).

2. The Coin's Design: The coin depicts Ross' sailing ship, the HMS Erebus, the ship he commanded during his Antarctic Expeditions. I'm a "softie" for coins with well-executed sailing ship designs - IMO, this is one!

If I had to select just one...




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 Posted 12/05/2021  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've long decided that when it comes to outlying and possibly uninhabited territories I would prefer a coin type that actually refers to something relevant to the area's history, and consequently looks like a commemorative coin that could have actually been made even if the area was in fact inhabited.

I like the choice of the Erebus 50 pence for British Antarctic Territory, though with those mintages (just 2750) it's far from the most available. I wanted a coin about one of the expeditions, but couldn't find them, so compromised on the one with the sperm whale.
For South Georgia, however, I managed to get the coin celebrating the Grytviken church centenary (the photos on Numista are mine), which I decided was about the closest it got to local color in this far-off (mostly) uninhabited territory.
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Wrong pole Dorado.
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Wrong pole Dorado.

You are right!
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 Posted 12/07/2021  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mcshilling to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I only have one form British Antarctica Territories



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Wrong pole Dorado.


You are right!




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This may be cheating, but here's an elongated British penny showing the polar exploration ship 'Discovery', which is now permanently moored on the River Tay at Dundee:

'Discovery' took Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first voyage to Antarctica. She was also used by the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition in the 1920s and 1930s.
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This may be cheating, but here's an elongated British penny showing the polar exploration ship 'Discovery', which is now permanently moored on the River Tay at Dundee:
I like it!
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 Posted 12/07/2021  9:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do have a soft spot for commemorative crowns though I don't own this Falkland Islands specimen (yet).
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