Recently Viewed

BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY COINS

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.

Page 1 of 1:    20 Items

 Compare Selected
Pre-
Order
Scotia 2022 Bi-Metal 2 Coin
Scotia 2022 Bi-Metal 2 Coin£16.95

Limited Edition: 2,022

  
27/06/2022
 
Pre-
Order
Scotia 2022 Silver 2 Coin
Scotia 2022 Silver 2 Coin£67.50

Limited Edition: 195

  
27/06/2022
 
New
Southern Cross and Quest 2022 Bi-Metal 2 Coin
Southern Cross and Quest 2022 Bi-Metal 2 Coin£16.95

Limited Edition: 2,022

  In stock
 
New
Southern Cross and Quest 2022 Silver 2 Coin
Southern Cross and Quest 2022 Silver 2 Coin£67.50

Limited Edition: 195

  In stock
 
Platinum Jubilee Royal Cypher 2022 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin
Platinum Jubilee Royal Cypher 2022 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin£12.95

Limited Edition: 2,700

  In stock
 
Platinum Jubilee Royal Cypher 2022 Silver 50p Coin
Platinum Jubilee Royal Cypher 2022 Silver 50p Coin£59.95

Limited Edition: 170

  In stock
 
Fram 2022 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin
Fram 2022 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin£12.95

Limited Edition: 2,750

  Out of stock
Unavailable
 
  (9)
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Formation 2022 2 Bi-metal Coin
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Formation 2022 2 Bi-metal Coin£16.95

Limited Edition: 1,950

  Low stock
 
  (4)
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Formation 2022 2 Silver Proof Coin
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty Formation 2022 2 Silver Proof Coin£67.50

Limited Edition: 195

  In stock
 
Sale
Environmental Protocol Emperor Penguins 2021 1 Bi-metal Coin
Environmental Protocol Emperor Penguins 2021 1 Bi-metal Coin£16.95   £12.71

Limited Edition: 3,750

  In stock
 
Sale
Environmental Protocol Ross Seals 2021 2 Bi-metal Coin
Environmental Protocol Ross Seals 2021 2 Bi-metal Coin£16.95   £12.71

Limited Edition: 3,750

  In stock
 
  (2)
Sale
Environmental Protocol Ross Seals 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin
Environmental Protocol Ross Seals 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin£67.50   £40.50

Limited Edition: 275

  Out of stock
Unavailable
 
  (1)
Sale
The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin
The Queens 95th Birthday The Crown Jewels 2021 Cupro Nickel 50p Coin£14.95   £11.21

Limited Edition: 2,750

  In stock
 
  (2)
Sale
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Blue with Glow in the Dark Titanium Coin
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Blue with Glow in the Dark Titanium Coin£47.50   £35.63

Limited Edition: 5,000

  Low stock
 
  (1)
Sale
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Cupro Nickel Coin
Antarctic Barbeled Plunderfish 2021 Cupro Nickel CoinFrom:  £11.21

Limited Edition: 10,000

  Low stock
 
Sale
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin
60th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty 2021 2 Silver Proof Coin£67.50   £50.63

Limited Edition: 275

  Low stock
 
  (1)
Sale
Climate Change 2020 1 Proof Fine Silver Coin
Climate Change 2020 1 Proof Fine Silver Coin£59.95   £35.97
  Low stock
 
  (2)
Sale
Emperor Penguin 2019 Blue Titanium Coin
Emperor Penguin 2019 Blue Titanium Coin£47.50   £35.63

Limited Edition: 7,500

  Low stock
 
  (1)
Sale
Emperor Penguin 2019 Cupro Nickel Coin
Emperor Penguin 2019 Cupro Nickel CoinFrom:  £11.21

Limited Edition: 10,000

  Low stock
 
Sale
The 2017 Crabeater Seal Blue Titanium Coin
The 2017 Crabeater Seal Blue Titanium Coin£47.50   £35.63

Limited Edition: 7,500

  In stock
 
 
 Compare Selected

Page 1 of 1:    20 Items

Call Us: 0843 289 9298   Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm