2019 British Antarctic Territory Cupro-Nickel Boaty McBoatface

2019 British Antarctic Territory Cupro-Nickel Boaty McBoatface

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Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the brand new 50 pence Boaty McBoatface coin to celebrate such a historic event.

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of only 6,000 coins.
  • Comes in protective plastic capsule.
  • Obverse: Displays an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II exclusive to Pobjoy Mint.
  • Reverse: Features Boaty McBoatface being lowered down into the sea from research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough which has the name inscribed on the side of the vessel. The background shows an iceberg and the Antarctic landscape.
  • Guaranteed by the British government.

This coin is a fantastic addition to any numismatic collection. Add this 2019 British Antarctic Territory Cupro-Nickel Boaty McBoatface coin to your cart today!

In 2016 the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) launched a campaign to find a name for the UK’s new polar research ship. The nation’s imagination was truly captured by the playful suggestion of Boaty McBoatface. Although not quite fitting for the state of the art research ship, the popularity of ‘Boaty’ could not be ignored. Today the National Oceanography Centre’s Autosub Long Range autonomous vehicles proudly carries the name.

Launched from the decks of RRS Sir David Attenborough Boaty will travel thousands of kilometers beneath the polar oceans, helping oceanographers investigate melting ice and other changes in Antarctica and the Arctic. Commissioned by NERC, built by Cammell Laird for operation by British Antarctic Survey, the RRS Sir David Attenborough will officially be named at a special ceremony at the shipyard on September 26, 2019.

Boaty McBoatface will be carried on the research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough and will be undertaking scientific research. The findings will be sent back to scientists aboard the research vessel and on land. The AUV is able to travel on its own under water and ice reaching depths of 6,000 m and with a range of up to 6,000 km.

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