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SGSI Trans-Antarctic Expedition Ship 2014

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SGSI Trans-Antarctic Expedition Ship 2014

  • Metal: Copper - Nikel
  • Date of issue: 2014
  • Country: South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
  • Denomination of the coin: 2 Pounds
  • Coinage quality: BUNC
  • Diameter: 38.60 mm
  • Coin weight: 28.20 gr.
  • Edge: Milled
  • Mint: Pobjoy Mint
Description
The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is milled.

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: relief image of a portrait of Her Majesty of Queen Elizabeth II. Around inscriptions - SOUTH GEORGIA & SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, year of issue - 2014.

The Reverse: to the center depics the Endurance at Grytviken with an inset cameo of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Inscription - CENTENARY OF THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. The down  value - £2.

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