Grant Island 25 WA cents 2008

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This is a rectangular coin from the islands of Grant, Siple, Pine and Burk.

 

- Grant Island is an ice-covered island, 20 miles long and 10 miles wide, lying 5 miles east of the smaller Shepard Island off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Grant Island is located at 74°28′S, 131°35′W. Grant Island was discovered by personnel on the USS Glacier on February 4, 1962. This island is part of the Westarctican Territories.

 

- Siple Island is a 110 km long snow-covered island lying east of Wrigley Gulf along the Getz Ice Shelf off Bakutis Coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. Its centre is located at 73°39′S, 125°12′W. Its area is 6,390 km² and it is dominated by the dormant shield volcano Mount Siple, rising to 3,110 m - making this the 17th ranking island in the world by maximum altitude. This island is part of the Westarctican Territories.

 

- Pine Island (75°10′S, 100°0′W) is a broad glacier flowing west-northwest along the south side of the Hudson Mountains into Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. It was discovered in December 1946. This island is part of the Westarctican Territories.

 

- Burk Island (aka Burke Island) is an ice-covered island about 16 miles long and 6 miles wide, lying 37 miles southwest of Cape Waite, King Peninsula, in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica. Burk Island is located at 73.13° S 105.1° W. It was discovered in January 1960. This island is part of the Westarctican Territories

 

Additional product information

Year 2,008
Material Copper
Condition UNC
Denomination 25 WA cents GRANT
Mintage 200
Diameter (mm) 33.2 x 16.8

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