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Sixth release in the Australian Antarctic Territory Series.
The South Magnetic Pole features Douglas Mawson and two Antarctic explorers against a blue-colored sky which appears within the shape of the Antarctic continent also includes the inscriptions SOUTH MAGNETIC POLE : 1909 – 2009, 100 YEARS, and ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’. The Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the monetary denomination are shown on the obverse.
Box w/CoA and Illustrated Shipper.
The sixth release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series marks the 100th anniversary of the first expedition to reach South Magnetic Pole. Following an exhausting and dangerous sledging journey, Australian scientists Douglas Mawson and TW Edgeworth David, together with Scottish doctor Alistair Forbes Mackay, reached the position on 16 January 1909. Mawson, Australia’s most famous Antarctic explorer, was responsible for the magnetic observations and the cartographic work.
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