2015 British Antarctic 1 oz Silver Trans-Antarctic Expedition
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Product DetailsPobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of this coin issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory which commemorates the Centenary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
- Contains 1 oz of .925 fine Silver.
- Coin comes in a mint box with a certificate of authenticity.
- Mintage of only 10,000 coins.
- Obverse: Features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.
- Reverse: Image of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition, that's considered to be the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration and attempted to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent.
- This beautiful coin shows the Endurance stuck in the Antarctic ice with a portrait of Sir Ernest Shackleton carved into the iceberg in the foreground.
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The Expedition set sail in 1914, but Endurance became beset in the ice of the Weddell Sea and, despite all efforts to free it, the ship drifted northward and held in the pack ice throughout the Antarctic winter of 1915.
Eventually the ship was crushed and sank, stranding the crew on the ice. After spending months in makeshift camps, the crew used lifeboats to reach the uninhabited Elephant Island. Shackleton and five other crew members then made an open boat journey of 800 miles to South Georgia from where they were able to mount a rescue of the remaining men and bring them home without loss of life.
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