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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60th Anniversary of the Formation of the British Antarctic Territory Coin – 2022

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a brand new £2 coin to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the British Antarctic Territory in 1962. The British Antarctic Territory was officially established by a Statutory Instrument – the British Antarctic Territory Order in Council 1962/400. This…

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2021 Stamp Set: Centenary of the Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton

  The British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands have joined together to commemorate the centenary of the death of the great polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922). Shackleton rose to fame in 1915 when his vessel, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and sank. Against all the odds,…

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2021 Stamp Set: Final Voyage of the RRS James Clark Ross

    In March 2021 the RRS James Clark Ross arrived in Harwich having completed its final season with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The ship’s five-and-a-half-month mission was to deliver scientific and operational staff to Antarctica, and to resupply the UK stations in Antarctica for another year. In 1991 the RRS James Clark Ross…

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2021 Stamp Set: 30th Anniversary of the Environmental Protocol

The British Antarctic Government are happy to present our new stamp set to celebrate the signing of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Environmental Protocol). This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Environmental Protocol, which provides a comprehensive framework for the protection of the Antarctic environment. This unique…

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