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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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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Gazette #58 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 24 March 2022. This covers the period January to March 2022. This is an important record of all BAT legal notices and appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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Endurance Coin – 2022

The Pobjoy Mint series of 50 pence coins featuring historical ships continues with a new coin produced on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory to commemorate the Centenary of the death of famous polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. The design on the coin features the Endurance, a three-masted barquentine in which Shackleton sailed for Antarctica…

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Inspired by Ukraine

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition highlights our neighbours on the Antarctic Peninsula: Akademik Vernadsky Station on Galindez Island, operated by Ukraine. Previously UK’s Faraday station for almost 50 years, it was handed over to our polar colleagues in 1996. This is the only…

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