Stamps and Coins

Every year we release a number of commemorative postage stamps and coins which help promote our work and values. All income received from the sale of stamps and royalties from coins is re-invested back into the Territory.

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HMS Erebus Coin – 2020

Our friends at Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50p coin, HMS Erebus. In the year which marks the 200 year anniversary since the discovery of Antarctica, the HMS Erebus coin celebrates the 220 years since the birth of Captain James Clark Ross. Captain Ross discovered the Antarctic’s largest ice shelf while commanding the ship…

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Stamp Design Competition – Closed

On 30 January, to mark 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent, we launched a postage stamp design competition for 4-17 year olds. The competition has now closed. Thank you to everyone who has sent us entries.  We are now working to collate all the entries and have a judging panel who will…

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Design a Stamp Competition: Discovering Antarctica

2020 marks 200 years since the discovery of the Antarctic continent. To celebrate, we are running a competition for children aged 4 – 17 years old to design an official postage stamp for the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). The design theme is “Discovering Antarctica”. Four lucky winners will have their very own drawings featured on…

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2019 Stamp Set: 200 year Anniversary

Marking 200 years since the discovery of Antarctica, the British Antarctic Territory is delighted to present this commemorative stamp set. Find out where to buy Since discovery, Antarctica has had a chequered past. Once news of these new lands was known, exploitation of its abundant seal population began almost immediately; later it was whalers that…

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