To commemorate the Centenary of Granting of Letters Patent in 2008, the British Antarctic Territory issued its first ever legal tender commemorative coins. A Currency Ordinance of 1990 makes provision for coinage for the Territory.

Since then a series of coins have been produced with more planned.

The coins are available in cupro-nickel and sterling silver versions in £2 denominations. All coins feature the HM effigy on the obverse. The sterling silver version comes in a presentation case with a certificate of authenticity signed by the Administrator of the British Antarctic Territories. Although the coins are legal tender within the Territory, they will appeal mainly to collectors and Antarctic tourists.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Letters Patent

A Commemorative Cupro-Nickel coin in honour of Britain's territorial claim in the Antarctic by Letters Patent in 1908 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Scott centenary

Commemorative Cupro-Nickel Coin in honour of the Centenary of Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition in 1912 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Antarctic Treaty

Commemorative Cupro-Nickel Coin in honour of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each
Only 4 left in stock

Cupro-nickel coin QEII Land

A Commemorative Cupro-Nickel coin celebrating the naming of part of the British Territory ‘Queen Elizabeth Land’ as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Diamond Jubilee Year of her Coronation, 2012. Made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Penguin

British Antarctic Territory cupro-nickel commemorative coin featuring emperor penguin chicks, made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Orca whale

British Antarctic Territory curpo-nickel commemorative coin featuring Orca Whales.  Made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 14.00 each

Cupro-nickel coin Trans Antarctic Expedition

Cupro-Nickel coin commemorative coin depicting the epic
Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 headed by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 4 left in stock

Sterling silver coin Scott centenary

Commemorative sterling silver coin in honour of the Centenary of Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition in 1912 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 3 left in stock

Sterling silver coin Letters Patent

Commemorative sterling silver coin in honour of Britain's territorial claim in the Antarctic by Letters Patent in 1908 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 4 left in stock

Sterling Silver coin Antarctic Treaty

Commemorative sterling silver coin in honour of the Antarctic Treaty 1959 made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 5 left in stock

Sterling silver coin QEII Land

A commemorative sterling silver coin celebrating the naming of part of the British Territory ‘Queen Elizabeth Land’ as a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Diamond Jubilee Year of her Coronation, 2012. Made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 4 left in stock

Sterling silver coin Penguin

British Antarctic Territory sterling silver commemorative coin featuring emperor penguin chicks, made by Pobjoy Mint.

£ 65.00 each
Only 3 left in stock

Sterling silver coin Halley VI Research Station

Commemorative sterling silver coin celebrating the opening of Britain's latest Antarctic research station, Halley VI. Made by Pobjoy Mint.

 

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