The Explorers Club is proud to release this limited edition coin, celebrating the finding of Ernest Shackleton's legendary ship Endurance in Antarctic waters. Only 106 Coins will ever be made — one for each year Endurance was lost in the Weddell Sea — before being found by the Endurance22 Expedition on March 5th, 2022, carrying Club Flag #35.
Led by Club Member Ernest Shackleton,Enduranceset off in 1914 for the Antarctic Circle as part of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Eventually, disaster struck when the ship became trapped in pack ice and, nearly a year later, sank in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica on November 21st, 1915. Shackleton led his crew to safety, using the ship's boats to travel to Elephant Island, resulting in an incredible story of bravery and survival.
106 years later, on March 5th, 2022, the wreck ofEndurancewas found by search teamEndurance22, carrying Explorers Club Flag #35.Endurancelies 9,869 feet deep, and has been designated as a protected historic site. To celebrate this historic achievement, The Explorers Club has produced this very limited collection of commemorative coins.
The Endurance Coin features an iconic image ofEndurancetaken on-site. An original daguerreotype, taken by expedition photographer Frank Hurley, now hangs at The Explorers Club Headquarters in New York City. The Club Flag is on the opposing side.
Each coin is individually numbered, 001-106. Coin numbers will be assigned and shipped chronologically, in accordance with the time your order is received. Please place your order soon to ensure a lower coin number.
Please note: Coin 001 & 010 have been reserved; 002-009 are priced at $500; 011-025 are priced at $250, and coins 026-106 are priced at $125. Each coin includes a Certificate of Authenticity, issued in The Explorers Club's Archives and signed by the Club's Archivist.
Please note that this is apolished silvercoin — a digital image has been provided above to showcase the coin's detail. Includes velvet navy blue case. Please allow up to one week for shipment, with free shipping for domestic orders.