A striking silver proof coin to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scott base and the 2007 celebrations of International Polar Year was issued for you to treasure.
- Minted from 0.925 sterling silver
- Featured an image of Scott Base and the International Polar Year logo to reflect the ongoing support of Antarctic research
- 1,500 of the 10,000 minted coins offered with official packaging.
This was a striking silver proof $1 coin in a capsule and offered in a stylish presentation box surrounded by a colourful outer shipper.
Every effort had been made to produce a realistic design of Scott Base on this coin. The design was carefully drawn, based upon a photograph of the base. The coin also included the International Polar Year logo which highlighted New Zealand’s ongoing support to the research efforts in Antarctica.
New Zealand Post also offered a limited number of 1,500 coins with official packaging.
|Denomination:||One New Zealand dollar|
|Composition:||0.925 sterling silver|
|Obverse design:||Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley, England|
|Reverse design:||Scott Base, Antarctica|
|Worldwide mintage limit:||10,000|
|Mint:||BH Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH|