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International Polar Year 2007-2008



The International Polar Year 2007-2008 seeks to underline the importance of making empirical observations and scientific research focused on the polar regions of the globe, which keep a record of climate changes across geological times.

Research works are coordinated at an international level so that data may be shared by every scientist and laboratory, thus gaining insight about the Earth.

On the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year and the 125th anniversary of the First International Polar Year, Argentina has joined the International Polar Year 2007-2008 Commemorative Coin Program by issuing a silver coin as a way to share the work done by more than sixty countries. The coin was designed by Carlos Pedro Rodríguez Dufour.



imagen de la moneda

Obverse Design

The center shows the Vicecomodoro Marambio Base of the Argentine Antarctica surrounded by the words “REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA BASE VICECOMODORO MARAMBIO” (“ARGENTINE REPUBLIC - VICECOMODORO MARAMBIO BASE”).

Reverse Design

In the upper arch, divided in two lines, the event being commemorated: “AÑO POLAR INTERNACIONAL 2007-2008” (“INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007-2008”). The center shows the logo of the International Polar Year and the denomination—“5 PESOS”. The exergue displays the year of coinage—“2007”.

FACE VALUE $5
QUALITY Proof
ISSUANCE 12/12/2008
COMPOSITION 925 Silver
WEIGHT 27 g
DIAMETER 40 mm
PACKAGING Individual case, acrylic capsule, and certificate of authenticity
MINT Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre - Real Casa de la Moneda (Royal Spanish Mint)
COINAGE 1,500 units