Fram 2022 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin

Fram 2022 Uncirculated Diamond Finish 50p Coin
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Product Code:  L447980P
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  20 g

Key Features

  • New 50 pence coin featuring the famous tall ship Fram
  • Released on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Anniversary of the birth of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
  • Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish coin available in special colour pack
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The Pobjoy Mint series of 50 pence coins featuring historical ships continues with a new coin produced on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.

The design on the coin features the Fram, a three-masted schooner which was designed to withstand the freezing waters of the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The Fram was designed and built by the Scottish-Norwegian shipwright Colin Archer for Fridtjof Nansen's 1893 Arctic expedition. Nansen had planned to freeze Fram into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole.

The ship is both unusually wide and unusually shallow in order to better withstand the forces of pressing ice and was also carefully insulated to allow the crew to live on board for up to five years. The ship was used in many expeditions by Norwegian explorers Nansen, Sverdrup, Wisting and, most famously, Roald Amundsen, between the years of 1893 and 1912. Its original steam engine was replaced with a diesel engine for Amundsen's expedition in 1910, a first for polar exploration vessels.

The ship is said to have sailed farther north and farther south than any other wooden ship. Before the Titanic, the Fram was the most famous ship in the world.

Its biggest achievement was to carry the first ever expedition to reach the geographic Southern Pole (78° 41' S). The expedition was led by the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. He and four others arrived at the pole on 14 December 1911, five weeks ahead of a British Terra Nova Expedition, led by Robert Falcon Scott.

After Amundsen’s Polar Expedition the ship was retired and kept in storage until 1935, when it was finally put on display at the Fram Museum in Oslo, Norway.

Denomination 50 Pence
Metal Cupro-nickel
Size 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Quality Diamond Finish
Mintage 2,750

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The Great ships
Friday, 22 April 2022  | 

A real piece of history in this coin and the achievement that it made .A coin that collectors should have in their collection

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Ships our tide
Friday, 22 April 2022  | 

These 50p coins of great interest in our history are fabulous to collect.
Especially if you like ships.
Top marks to Island stamps and coins.
Great to deal with 👍 always a pleasure 5 stars.
Thank you 😃

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Fram 2022
Friday, 22 April 2022  | 

Cion arrived well packed and in very cood condition a very nice coin to add to my collection of ship coins

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Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

Very nice website to use. Log in, select the item and buy. All very easy to follow instructions and pay. Great to use.

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Hms Fram
Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

great coin

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Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

Never had a problem with this company excellent service

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Fram
Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

Island stamps and coins are always a pleasure to deal with

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fram 50p
Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

I just wish we as collectors could be told how many coins are to be issued in a set or series,it would appear that this is an open ended set
It won't be long now before I will have to stop collecting,so as the daily cost of living goes up I shall need to review my collecting.

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Fram
Thursday, 21 April 2022  | 

Very nice coin

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