The British Antarctic Territory released its first coin in 2008.  It is the world's first real coin from Antarctica. It is administered by the Governor of the Falkland Islands. 

The British Antarctic Territory released its second coin in 2009.  This 39mm copper-nickel 2 Pound coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty.

This 2014 2 Pound coin from the British Antarctic Territory features an Orca (Killer Whale) with her calf swimming in the Antarctic waters with an iceberg in the background.  Orcas, also known as killer whales, are the largest existing members of the dolphin family, ranging in size up to 26 feet (8 meters) long.   They are highly social, often living together in matrilineal family groups. Their sophisticated hunting techniques and vocal behaviours are often passed across generations.  The copper-nickel coin is 38.6 mm in diameter, features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and has a maximum mintage of 50,000.


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