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The Arctic and the Antarctic
« on: March 03, 2014, 04:31:47 PM »
How many countries have issued collector coins depicting wildlife, explorers, or stations (no, not railway stations!) of the North Pole and / or South Pole - or of the Arctic and Antarctic, if you prefer? How many countries have territories in the Antarctic - and how many have celebrated this on collector coins? If you know of any, post them here.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 04:32:23 PM »




British Antarctic Territory issued its first collector coin in 2008. It commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the Granting of Letters Patent. The obverse showed the special effigy of QEII, by Ian Rank Broadley, that is reserved for commemorative coins. The piece was cupro-nickel, had a face value of 2 pounds, and was 38mm in diameter.
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In 2009 British Antarctic Territory commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, with a design showing an albatross, seals, penguins and a whale.
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Canada, collector 25 cents and 1 dollar coins, 2013.  Centenary of the 1913 Arctic Expedition.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 04:36:07 PM »
Australia, 2008, $5.  Polar Antarctic Territory.  Skua against map and compass dial.
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Austria, 5 euro, 2014.  "Arctic adventure": Polar bears plus walrus.

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Canada.  The old twoonie/toonie (2010) and the new (2012).
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Greenland, 1926.  Polar bears.
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Japan, 500 yen, 2007.   50th Anniversary of Japanese Antarctic Research.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 05:53:55 PM »
Austria, 20 euro, 2005. 

Obverse: Ship, “Admiral Tegetthoff” in Arctic waters.
Reverse: Expedition leaders, von Payer and Weyprecht with their icebound ship behind them.
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Ukraine, 5 hryvnia, 2006.  10th anniversary of the handover of the British Antarctic research station "Faraday" to Ukraine.
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »
Ireland, 2 euros, 2008.

International Polar Year. Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean.
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Australia, 1 dollar, 2007.  International Polar Year.
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Canada, 20 dollars, 2007.  International Polar Year.
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South Africa, 2 rand, 2007.  International Polar Year.
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