Mawson’s Antarctic Expedition Golden Proof Coin

Antarctic Golden Proof Coin

A new 65mm diameter gold layered coin honours Douglas Mawson and his intrepid exploration of Antarctica – but only 599 can be minted!

Diameter is 65mm and approx. 110gm in weight
$299.95

P&H: $19.99

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Product Number:
403-CO208.01

Sir Douglas Mawson ranks among the greatest explorers of all time. His Australasian Antarctic Expedition gave the world new scientific and geographical informational about the southern continent which we still benefit from to this very days. His is a story of courage and endurance few of us can imagine. Battling the one of the most hostile environments on earth and the enemies of solitude and deprivation, he preserved and gave the world the aweinspired beauty of Antarctica. From 1984 to 1996, Mawson’s portrait graced Australia’s $100 note, a honour bestowed on those Australians whose contribution to our nation’s history is great. Today, honour Mawson and his courage with the minted and approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “Mawson’s Antarctic Expedition Golden Proof Coin” will inspire you with the story of an ordinary Australian who changed the world.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Mawson’s epic adventure, the coin’s design strikes an arresting balance between the metal rendering of the minter’s art and archival imagery reborn with colour. The fine detail of Mawson’s portrait is a wonder to behind. Finely cast, it reveals the determined gaze of a man about to change history. The colour portrait of his ship, the SY Aurora, seen through the icy blue vista of a snow cave is compelling in its starkness. It gives a hint of the enormity of Mawson’s task and the solitude that awaited him. The name of the expedition is incused around the edge of the coin and the inspiring words “Against the Odds” reminds us that as Mawson preserved and succeeded, so too we can succeed in our own endeavours. This is perhaps Mawson’s greatest gift to the world.

Features

This exclusive ‘Mawson's Antarctic Expedition’ Golden Proof Coin from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Mawson’s epic adventure with the ‘Mawson’s Antarctic Expedition Golden Proof Coin’, a brand new exclusive coin from The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT– Recognising the courage and honour Sir Douglas Mawson, one of the greatest explorers of all time
  • LIMITED EDITION – Limited to 599 issues worldwide
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION – Intended as a collectors' item, these commemorative coins are fully layered with pure 24-carat gold with a full coloured image
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL – The colour portrait of his ship, the SY Aurora, seen through the icy blue vista of a snow cave is compelling in its starkness
  • AUTHENTICATION – An informative Certificate of Authenticity is yours FREE with a luxury presentation case
  • MEASUREMENTS – Coin measures at 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams

Features

This exclusive ‘Mawson's Antarctic Expedition’ Golden Proof Coin from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Mawson’s epic adventure with the ‘Mawson’s Antarctic Expedition Golden Proof Coin’, a brand new exclusive coin from The Bradford Exchange
  • EVENT– Recognising the courage and honour Sir Douglas Mawson, one of the greatest explorers of all time
  • LIMITED EDITION – Limited to 599 issues worldwide
  • HIGH SPECIFICATION – Intended as a collectors' item, these commemorative coins are fully layered with pure 24-carat gold with a full coloured image
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL – The colour portrait of his ship, the SY Aurora, seen through the icy blue vista of a snow cave is compelling in its starkness
  • AUTHENTICATION – An informative Certificate of Authenticity is yours FREE with a luxury presentation case
  • MEASUREMENTS – Coin measures at 65mm in diameter and weighing 110 grams