2006: Australian Antarctic Territory Series: Edgeworth David Base 1986 - 2006
Australian Antarctic Territory Series #3: Edgeworth David Base 1986–2006.
Third of series. Perth Mint silver proof commemorative $1 coin celebrating the 20th anniversary of Edgeworth David Base.
This coin celebrates the establishment of the Edgeworth David summer base, which lies 85 kilometres inland from the Shackleton Ice Shelf in the Bunger Hills area. The base is 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.
The coin is struck from 99.9% pure silver in proof quality with colour incorporated in the reverse design, with a limited worldwide release of only 7,500 coins.
Issued as Australian legal tender.
All coins are individually packaged in a blue lacquered metal presentation case, accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.