The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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Penguin Place Names

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on the magnificent penguin. April 25th was World Penguin Day, and of course our favourite Antarctic locals have places named after them across the continent.  Penguin Island, off King George Island, was first charted by Bransfield in…

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Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration: Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-1904

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of the second coin in the new £2 coin series celebrating 100 years since the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (SNAE), 1902–1904, was led by William Speirs Bruce, a natural scientist and former medical…

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Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration: Southern Cross/Quest

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a brand new £2 coin to celebrate 100 years since the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. At the end of the 19th Century, Antarctic exploration would have been considered the equivalent of how Space Exploration is perceived today. Exploring…

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Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – 2022

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a brand new 50p coin to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.   Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. After her uncle, King Edward…

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