The Pobjoy Mint has announced the release of a new coin from the Government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands which features the largest known animal ever to exist - the Blue Whale. Besides being one of the few coins made of blue titanium, it is from an archipelago that is actually considered part of Antarctica. According to the press release, the coin "features an image of a Blue Whale with her calf swimming in the sea with the sun's rays penetrating the water. The obverse of the coin carries a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS with the obverse struck in reverse proof (with the effigy in Proof and the background frosted) to really show the colour of the blue Titanium. Each precious metal coin has been struck four times to create the famous Pobjoy Proof finish." Click on the image above to view a larger more detailed image of this coin.
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