Pobjoy Mint roundup of new releases includes silver and titanium nature coins.
A quick look at some new releases from British independent producer, the British Pobjoy Mint, and there are continuations of two series and a new anniversary coin in the mix. Pobjoy are multi award winning producers and specialise in issuing coins for some of the more remote and esoteric locations on the planet, such as the South Atlantic, Antarctica, the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Throw the Isle of Man and the Caribbean into the pot and you have a truly global reach.
The first state to enjoy some new releases is a truly cold, bleak and remote location, rarely populated by us hairless apes, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. Literally defining the phrase ‘middle of nowhere’, South Georgia is almost 1400 km further into the Atlantic than the Falklands, the South Sandwich Islands a further 700km on top of that. The two new Pobjoy coins are perfectly themed for the islands however. The first is the next in the Marine Life series that has featured plenty of marine mammals over the last few years. Depicting a small pod of Pilot Whales, the coin has a nice layout and remains free of all inscriptions except the denomination.
The second is an anniversary commemoration of one of histories greatest expeditions, Shackletons ill-fated attempt to reach the South Pole by land. Despite being a century ago and in an inhospital location, there are plenty of images documenting the attempt. The coin is a pretty accurate look at Shackletons ship, the Endurance, stuck in ice while a party pulls a sled loaded with supplies. Inscriptions include the expedition name and date, and the denomination.
In addition to the silver pair, Pobjoy have also added to their growing library of titanium coins. This tough metal is rarely used for coins because of its extreme strength in comparison to gold and silver, but Pobjoy have produced multiple coloured issues going back over a decade. This latest one is turquoise in colour and depicts a seahorse, marine life being a recurring theme with this series as well over the last couple of years. There’s also a silver version available.
All the silver coins have the same specification, a standard ounce of sterling silver struck to a proof standard. Each is encapsulated and packaged in a red snapper case and all are available to buy now with quick delivery.