Coin is round in shape, with front and back sides - raised rim on.
The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, is considered the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Conceived by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the Expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. Shackleton proposed to sail in his ship Endurance to the Weddell Sea and to land a shore party near Vahsel Bay, in preparation for a transcontinental march through the South Pole to the Ross Sea.
The Obverse: portrait of the Queen Elizabeth II designed by Iain Rank-Broadley. Inscriptions along the rim - BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY, year of issue - 2014.
The Reverse: to the center depicts the SS Endurance departing British waters with an inset cameo of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Inscriptions along the rim: CENTENARY OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. The down - £2.