Wright Island $5 2009 Copper

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Wright Island is an ice cover island, some 60 kms long, lying at the north edge of Getz Ice Shelf about midway between Carney Island and Martin Peninsula, on Marie Byrd Land (Antarctica). It was discovered by the U.S. Navy in 1947 and it was named after Admiral J. Wright, U.S. Navy, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet, in over-all command of the U.S. Navy's Deep Freeze operations during the IGY, 1957-58. This island is part of the Westarctican Territories.

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Year 2,009
Material Copper
Condition UNC
Denomination 5 dollars
Mintage 20
Diámeter (mm) 39

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