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The British Antarctic Territory is a sector of Antarctica claimed by the United Kingdom as one of its 14 British Overseas Territories, and is the largest. It comprises the region south of 60°S latitude and between longitudes 20°W and 80°W, forming a wedge shape that extends to the South Pole, overlapping the Antarctic claims of Argentina and Chile.

The Territory was formed on 3 March 1962, although the UK's claim to this portion of the Antarctic dates back to Letters patent of 1908 and 1917. The area now covered by the Territory includes three regions which, before 1962, were administered by the British as separate dependencies of the Falkland Islands: Graham Land, the South Orkney Islands, and the South Shetland Islands. Since the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961, Article 4 of which states "No acts or activities taking place while the present Treaty is in force shall constitute a basis for asserting, supporting or denying a claim to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica. No new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim, to territorial sovereignty shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force." Most countries do not recognise territorial claims in Antarctica. The United Kingdom has ratified the treaty.

In 2012, the southern part of the territory was named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The territory is inhabited by the staff of research and support stations operated and maintained by the British Antarctic Survey and other organisations, and stations of Argentina, Chile and other countries. There are no native inhabitants.

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The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin
The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin£19.95

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The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Silver 50p Coin
The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Silver 50p Coin£69.95

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Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Blue with Glow in the Dark Titanium Coin
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Blue with Glow in the Dark Titanium Coin£49.95

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Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Cupro Nickel Coin
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Cupro Nickel Coin£14.95

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60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin£80.00

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Scotia 2021 Proof Silver 50p Coin
Scotia 2021 Proof Silver 50p Coin£62.95

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Scotia 2021 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin
Scotia 2021 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin£17.95

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Climate Change 2020 1 Proof Fine Silver Coin
Climate Change 2020 1 Proof Fine Silver Coin£69.95
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HMS Erebus 2020 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin
HMS Erebus 2020 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin£17.95

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Emperor Penguin 2019 Blue Titanium Coin
Emperor Penguin 2019 Blue Titanium Coin£47.50   £42.75

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The 2019 Penguin 50p Collectors Album
The 2019 Penguin 50p Collectors Album£6.95
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The 2018 Blue Petrel Titanium Coin
The 2018 Blue Petrel Titanium Coin£47.50   £38.00

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The 2017 Crabeater Seal Blue Titanium Coin
The 2017 Crabeater Seal Blue Titanium Coin£47.50   £33.25

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