Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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|Composition||Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Edgeworth David Base
Series: Australian Antarctic Territory
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
The design is symbolic of the site of Edgeworth David, where permanent sea ice is suitable for for use as an aircraft runway. The design includes an Albatross and its chick, as well as the inscriptions 'EDGEWORTH DAVID BASE : 1986 - 2006' , 'Australian Antarctic Territory', and the Mint's traditional P mintmark.
EDGEWORTH DAVID BASE : 1986 - 2006
Australian Antarctic Territory
1 OZ 99.9 SILVER
|P||Perth Mint, Australia|
The 3rd release from The Perth Mint's popular Australian Antarctic Territory Series commemorates Edgeworth David Base.
The establishment 20 years ago of the Australian Antarctic Division's Edgeworth David summer base, which lies 85 kilometres inland from the Shackleton Ice Shelf in the Bunger Hills area. The base has been named in honour of Australian geologist and explorer Sir Tannant William Edgeworth David, who led the first successful ascent of Mount Erebus, Antarctica's only active volcano, and led the first team to reach the Magnetic South Pole during Shackleton's famous expedition of 1907.
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