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2020 Ross Dependency: Seasons of Scott Base Medallion

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The spectacular sight of Aurora Australis, the southern lights, can be seen throughout the four-month winter night in Antarctica, and is celebrated here with a first-time 0.999 silver medallion.


  • First-ever New Zealand silver medallion to commemorate the Ross Dependency
  • Minted from 0.999 silver
  • Very low worldwide limited mintage of 500
  • Features the logo of Antarctica New Zealand on the obverse
  • A fantastic memento for scientists and fans of Antarctic exploration.


The reverse of this medallion features a stunning image captured by Scott Base electrician Jonny Harrison. The tractor in the foreground is captured in 3D relief, with the sky above semi-frosted and colour-printed. The metal shines through the ink to evoke the shimmering effects of the lights in the night sky. The obverse features the elegant logo of Antarctica New Zealand, with the outer ring mirrored, and with raised, semi-frosted text.

Finish: Proof with colour
Composition: 0.999 silver
Weight: 1oz
Diameter: 40mm
Obverse design: Antartica New Zealand Logo
Reserve design: Night sky at Scott Base
Shape: Round
Designed by: Cam Price, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Worldwide mintage limit: 500
Mint: Sunshine Mint International Ltd