Driscoll Island $10 2011 Nickel-Bronze

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Driscoll Island (76°12′S 146°55′W) is a narrow, ice-covered island 16 miles long, lying in Block Bay along the coast of Marie Byrd Land, in the Antarctica. The feature was partially delineated from air photos taken by the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928-30) on the flight of December 5, 1929. The island was completely mapped by United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1959-65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) after Lawrence J. Driscoll, BM1, USN, Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961-62. This island is claimed by Westarctica. This coin represents a killer whale, an endangered species in the island.

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Year 2,011
Material Nickel-Bronze
Condition UNC
Denomination $10
Mintage 30

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