Robert Falcon Scott

Niue Islands 2012 - $2 - Robert Falcon Scott - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 5.000 of these special coins have been issued bey New Zealand Mint!
The silver coin is dedicated to the famous explorer Robert Falcon Scott.
$104.13

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Country Niue Islands
Year 2012
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage 5000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

This striking 1oz Silver coin commemorates the life and achievements of explorer and Royal Navy officer Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic: the Discovery Expedition (1901–04) and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910–13). Scotts status as a British hero has at times been called into question over the past century, however, his personal bravery and stoicism have won him a place in history. The modern day Scott Base in Antarctica was named in his honour.

Reverse Design

This 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 his ill fated 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.

Obverse Design

This features the 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.

Packaging

This beautiful coin comes packaged in a wooden collector box, fashioned in the shape of a sea chest.

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