British Antarctic Territory Features Moby Dick Theme on Latest Crown Coin

January 30, 2016 in Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, English Coins, History, New Releases, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, World Coins

By: Michael Alexander (Coin Update News)

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The Treasury of the British Antarctic Territory has issued (21st January) a new crown coin that remembers the 165th anniversary of the first publication of Moby Dick, now considered one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written. Written by Herman Melville (1819 – 1891), the compelling story was first published in London on October 18, 1851, and tells the tale of Captain Ahab’s obsessive quest for revenge against the albino Sperm Whale that destroyed his ship and severed his leg during a previous voyage.

Melville was born in New York City into a prosperous family; the fathers of both his… Full article at the source>

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