2017 British Antarctic Territory Silver Larsen B Shelf Hologram Proof

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A coin that’s a symbol of the changing world--and our environment

Collectible coins often represent the beauty of the world around us, but in some cases, they also record the realities of change in that world. The 2017 2 British Pound Silver Larsen B Ice Shelf Holographic Proof is one such coin. Minted to honor the 15th anniversary of the collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf, the coin’s timing is eerily on point as the shelf continued to disintegrate in 2017.

The Larsen Ice Shelf is a long, fringing ice shelf consisting of three sectors situated in the northwest Weddell Sea and extending along the Antarctic Peninsula. In 2002, approximately 2 miles of ice that was nearly 220 meters thick broke off the shelf to float into the sea. More recently, in July, 2017, an iceberg the size of the state of Delaware splintered from the Larsen C ice shelf as well. Measuring approximately 2,200 square miles, that was among the largest icebergs in history to break off from the continent, and shows the continuing decline of this shelf along the Antarctica Peninsula.

Capturing this change with a magnificent holographic image, the 2017 Silver Larsen B Ice Shelf Proof is a stunning addition to any international collection – particularly as future changes to the ice shelf are all but assured. You can secure your piece of our current world’s imagery by contacting GovMint.com, today.

A socially-conscious coin rendered in georgeous geological detail

The Pobjoy Mint is Europe’s largest, oldest and most prestigious private mint, and it’s coins such as this one that further cement the mint’s fame. Since 1984, the Pobjoy Mint has one 14 Coin of the Year awards. As you hold your 2017 Silver Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram Proof in your hand, with its weight of 28.28 grams and its diameter of 38.60 mm, you’ll see the beauty and intricacy of this coin first-hand.

  • A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE TO A CHANGING WORLD-- As a silent testimony to the effect of warming seas in the Antarctic, the 2017 Silver Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram Proof is a haunting piece of art. On the reverse of the coin, the hologram represents the part of the ice shelf that collapsed 15 years ago. The ice shelf retreats as you tilt the coin. In addition, the rim of the reverse has been designed with a cracked ice effect, which echoes the theme of the coin. Also on the reverse are the words "LARSEN B ICE SHELF" and the denomination of 2 British Pounds. The obverse of the coin features a bust of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right, a design that is exclusive to the Pobjoy Mint. Inscriptions include "BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY," the date "2017," and the mint mark for the Pobjoy Mint.
  • LOW MINTAGE INNOVATIVE HOLOGRAM PROOF-- Simply stated, this remarkably innovative hologram proof coin will not last long. The coin has a low mintage of 2,002 pieces, a number which represents the year of the Larsen B Sector collapse.
  • CERTIFIED LEGAL TENDER -- These coins are 2 British Pounds legal tender from the British Antarctic Territory, and will be delivered to you in a stunning red box with a certificate of authenticity.

All coins capture the spirit of the world around them--whether historical, political, artistic or geological. The British Antarctic Territory 2017 2 Lb Silver Larsen B Ice Shelf Hologram Proof coin stands in a class by itself. However, quantities of this special coin are extremely limited, so contact GovMint.com, today, to secure yours!

Year of Issue 2017
Country Great Britain
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9999
Condition Proof
Denomination 5.00
Currency Type Pound
Mint Name Pobjoy Mint
Coin Weight 28.28 Grams - g
Dimensions 38.6mm
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