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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Climate Change Coin – 2020

Pobjoy Mint have released a new £1 coin highlighting Climate Change on our behalf. The Antarctic is a crucial part of the Earth’s climate system and a sensitive barometer of environmental change. The UK’s efforts in Antarctic science are led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and their scientific research strategy is focused on improving…

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2020 Stamp Set: Discovering Antarctica Stamp Design Competition

2020 marks the 200th Anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic continent, an incredible environment that is full of life both above and below the ocean. The UK has a long and proud history in Antarctica and plays a leading role in protecting and studying the continent. The British Antarctic Territory forms the largest and…

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2020 Stamp Set: Antarctic Birds

Adaptations of polar seabirds for survival in their extreme environment include dense plumage for insulation and a countercurrent heat exchange system to stop their feet freezing. All species in this stamp issue breed at very high latitudes, and three of them – the snow petrel, Antarctic petrel and south polar skua – are recorded visiting…

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Stamp Competition: Winners Announced

On 30 January 2020, we launched our stamp design competition for those aged 4 – 17 years.  The design theme was “Discovering Antarctica”. A panel of judges selected four winning designs from the four age groups.  These designs will become official postage stamps for the British Antarctic Territory. Six runners up were also chosen. We…

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