Robert Falcon Scott 1oz silver coin from New Zealand Mint

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25 February 2013
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New Zealand Mint celebrates the life and achievements of Arctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott with a 1oz silver coin. ...
New Zealand Mint celebrates the life and achievements of Arctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) with a 1oz silver coin. Scott was an English adventurer who led two Arctic expeditions - the Discovery exhibition (1901-1904) and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913) during which he and five of his men lost their during their return from the South Pole.

The coin depicts an engraved portrait of Captain Robert Falcon Scott set against an image of his ship, the Terra Nova in the icy waters of the Antarctic. On the left of the coin is a final excerpt from Scott’s journal written on the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. The coins border is engraved with a dedication to the bravery of Captain Scott in the words:

‘to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield’
 
along with the years of Scott’s birth and death. The reverse features a Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued by New Zealand Mint as legal tender, under the authority of Niue Island.

Robert Falcon Scott coin issue details
  • Metal: .999
  • Finish: Proof
  • Diameter: 40.7mm
  • Edge: Milled
  • Denomination: $2
  • Mintage: 5,000

To purchase the coin, visit the New Zealand Mint website.
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