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2020 Ross Dependency: Seasons of Scott Base Medallion - Medal

Medal
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Technical details
  • 26.11.2020
  • Cam Price, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand Reverse design: Night sky at Scott Base
  • Sunshine Mint International Ltd
  • 0.999 silver
  • 1oz
  • 40mm
About 2020 Ross Dependency: Seasons of Scott Base Medallion

The spectacular sight of Aurora Australis, the southern lights, can be seen throughout the four-month winter night in Antarctica, and is celebrated here with a first-time 0.999 silver medallion.

Highlights:

First-ever New Zealand silver medallion to commemorate the Ross Dependency

Minted from 0.999 silver

Very low worldwide limited mintage of 500

Features the logo of Antarctica New Zealand on the obverse

A fantastic memento for scientists and fans of Antarctic exploration.

The reverse of this medallion features a stunning image captured by Scott Base electrician Jonny Harrison. The tractor in the foreground is captured in 3D relief, with the sky above semi-frosted and colour-printed. The metal shines through the ink to evoke the shimmering effects of the lights in the night sky. The obverse features the elegant logo of Antarctica New Zealand, with the outer ring mirrored, and with raised, semi-frosted text.