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2017 British Antarctic Terr Silver £2 Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram

2017 British Antarctic Terr Silver £2 Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram

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This impressive coin uses a hologram effect to raise awareness of an important environmental issue and to commemorate the ice shelf that collapsed 15 years ago.


Coin Highlights:
  • Contains .841 oz of Silver.
  • Comes in the original mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
  • Mintage of only 2,002 coins.
  • Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features an image of the Larsen B Ice Shelf which has a hologram effect struck onto the coin. The hologram represents the part of the ice shelf that collapsed 15 years ago which retreats as you tilt the coin. The rim of this coin has been designed with a cracked ice effect that ties into the theme of the coin.
  • Minted on behalf of the South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands by Pobjoy Mint.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2017 British Antarctic Terr Silver £2 Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram coin to your cart today!

The Larsen Ice Shelf is a long, fringing ice shelf consisting of three sectors situated in the northwest Weddell Sea and extending along the Antarctic Peninsula. During the period of January to March 2002, the Larsen B Sector of the shelf partially collapsed and 3,250 km2 of ice, 220m thick, disappeared into the sea in about a week. A study conducted by NASA in 2015 concluded that the remaining part of the Larsen B sector will collapse by 2020. A shocking fact when you consider that the shelf has remained stable for the past 10,000 years!

It’s not just Larsen Sector B that is in trouble, Larsen A collapsed in 1995 and experts predict that Larsen C could also disintegrate by the end of the century. Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica and a rift in the shelf that formed in 2016 now measures over 130km with a width of 91m and depth of 500m. The collapse of this shelf seems a certainty for 2017 and when it does it will form one of the largest icebergs ever recorded with an area of around 5000km2. It is events like this that highlight the fragility of the natural world and encourage us to minimize our impact on Earth.

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