The final coin in
International Polar Year Series is uniquely different, it is a
beautifully coined hologram coin. The $5 Silver proof hologram coin shows a
silhouette of a sailing ship surrounded by the amazing colours of the
Aurora Australis. The colour of the hologram changes to represent
this celestial phenomenon. Keen observers will see the location details of
several key scientific base camps, the
Antarctic Skua in flight and the first Australians to reach the South
Magnetic Pole from the
Shackleton Expedition. As with those earlier releases, the coin includes
intricate laser frosting revealing concentric patterns on the land mass map.
This is also the only coin of the series which includes the International
Polar Year official logo.