Coin "Sledge Patrol Sirius"

Санный патруль «Сириус»

Name Sledge Patrol Sirius
Presented by Royal Danish Mint
Nominal value 8,65
Metal 23,35
Diameter 5000
Mintage The gold coin is made in gold obtained from the Nalunaq Gold Mine by Nanortalik in the South of Greenland. The Royal Mint has have gold blanks made exclusively for the striking of the Polar coins. The dominating decoration is a portrait of the Queen, by the Sculptor, Professor Mogens Møller, which has been used on coins minted since 2001. Between “Margrethe II” and “Danmarks Dronning” is a small heart, called a mint mark. The year of minting is shown at the bottom of the coin. Reverse: it is the second coin in the series of three with Polar motifs. The design is inspired by the Sirius dog sledge patrol. The «Canis Major» constellation with Sirius as its brightest star. The Polar coins are issued to mark the International Polar Year 2007-2009.
Description of obverse and reverse Sculptor Margrete Sørensen
A brief annotation Royal Danish Mint

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