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2007 Antarctica Coin

 
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 Posted 02/24/2021  09:28 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Pistareen to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have an odd coin with legends ADELIE REGIES from 2007 and denominated as 25 Francs that features two penguins under a crown and is said to be made of hafnium, for French Antarctica, Adelie Land. They do exist. Minor legends include FRZ "fec(it) and T.A. Essai. It has three stylized fleur di lis' and an anchor in a square design.

Does anyone know more about its history?
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 Posted 02/24/2021  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your reply was split into its own topic for the proper attention.
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 Posted 02/24/2021  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know much about the coin but I would really love to see an image of it. Hint hint, nudge nudge,
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 Posted 02/24/2021  11:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the manufacturer's website, selling them. "Currently unavailable" - they've sold out. But since they're a private mint, there's literally nothing stopping them from making more if they think there's demand.

They are, like all other "Antarctic coins", unoffical, privately-made coin-like medals; "fantasy coins", to use the proper classification.

The website says they're made of nickel, no mention of a halfnium version. Given that halfnium's only commercial use is in nuclear power plants, I don't think halfnium coins would be legal to make or own or be unregulated. Depending on your jurisdiction, you'd need a permit to own one.
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 Posted 02/25/2021  09:01 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing the link to an image of the coin. Pretty cool.
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