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2007 Scott Base 1957 - 2007 Silver Proof Coin

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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
Finish: Proof
Composition: 0.925 sterling silver
Weight: 28.28 grams
Diameter: 40mm
Shape: Round
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