Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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|Composition||Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Series: Australian Antarctic Territory
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Coloured image of Mawson Station and a representation of an Emperor penguin and its chick, which appear in the outline of the continent. As well as the inscription MAWSON STATION 1954 – 2004, it includes the words ”Australian Antarctic Territory” and the mint's traditional “P”mint mark.
MAWSON STATION 1954 – 2004
Australian Antarctic Territory
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER
Engraver: Wade Robinson
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
The 1st release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates Mawson Station.
Mawson Station was founded in 1954 on the shores of Horseshoe Harbour in MacRobertson Land, part of the Australian Antarctic Territory. The station was named after the geologist and explorer Douglas Mawon who helped establish Australia's tradition for scientific, geographic and hydrographic research during major Antarctic expeditions between 1911-1914 and 1929-1931.
Comprising original and modern buldings demonstrating the evolution of Australian Antarctic building design. Mawson station is listed on the Register of the National Estate as a place of historical significance. It is symbolic of a large part of Australia's presence in the highest, driest coldest and windiest environment in the world.
Mawson Station is the oldest continually operating station south of the Antarctic Circle.
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|2004 P||7 500||Proof|
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