RRS Discovery 2021 Proof Silver 50p Coin

RRS Discovery 2021 Proof Silver 50p Coin
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RRS Discovery 2021 Proof Silver 50p CoinRRS Discovery 2021 Proof Silver 50p CoinRRS Discovery 2021 Proof Silver 50p Coin
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Product Code:  L6727300
Brand:  Pobjoy Mint Limited

Shipping Weight:  105 g

Key Features

  • New 50 pence coin features the RSS Discovery
  • Released on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Commemorating the 120th Anniversary of the launch of the RRS Discovery
  • Available in Proof Sterling Silver with exceptionally low issue limit of only 175
  • Limited to one coin per household
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Launched in 1901, the RRS Discovery was built for Antarctic research and was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in the United Kingdom. With Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on board, her first mission was the British National Antarctic Expedition. This journey was the first by Scott and Shackleton and was known as the Discovery Expedition.

In 1923 Discovery was taken into the service of the British Government in order to carry out research in the Southern Ocean, becoming the first Royal Research Ship. The two year expedition the ship undertook was the start of the the Discovery Investigations which recorded valuable information on the oceans, marine life and carried out the first scientific investigations into whale populations. The work undertaken on RRS Discovery, and in the Discovery Investigations more generally, made a huge contribution to the knowledge of the whales, their feeding habits and the oceanography of their habitat. Ultimately, the Discovery Investigations led to the establishment of the International Whaling Commission and the ban on commercial whaling activities which has undoubtedly saved many whale species from extinction.

RRS Discovery is therefore an important part of the heritage of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and represents a turning point in the fortunes of some of the oceans most charismatic species. This coin is a fitting tribute to the 120th Anniversary of the launch of this important research vessel. The obverse of the coin features an effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II produced exclusively by Pobjoy Mint.

Denomination 50p
Metal .925 Silver
Size 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Quality Proof
Mintage 175

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Nice addition to the Tall Ship series
Thursday, 15 April 2021  | 

Unique coin, which is must have in the collection. Thanks for the excellent service too!

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