Zinkann Issues / Private Patterns:

French Antarctica – Terre Adélie

 

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2005

USNS-ADL-C 001A

Year: 2005
Metal: Nickel
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 52 pcs.
Weight: 5.3 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

USNS-ADL-C 001B

Year: 2005
Metal: Silver
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 45 pcs.
Weight: 6.1 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

USNS-ADL-C 001C

Year: 2005
Metal: Titanium
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 9 pcs.
Weight: 2.6 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

USNS-ADL-C 001D

Year: 2005
Metal: Copper
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 2 pcs.
Weight: 5.5 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

USNS-ADL-C 001E

Year: 2005
Metal: Molybdenum
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 1 pc / unique.
Weight: 5.2 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

USNS-ADL-C 001F

Year: 2005
Metal: Iridium
Condition:  Proof essai
Designer: Fred Zinkann
Mint:  Pressed Metal Products
Mintage: 4 pcs.
Weight: 13.6 grams
Diameter: 25 mm.
Denomination: 25 francs
Edge type: unreeded

Terre Adélie of the French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesTerres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises (TAAF), which also includes Kerguelen Islands, the Crozet Archipelago, and the tiny islands of Amsterdam/St-Paul.

The coins of Adélie are private pattern fantasy issues minted by mr. Fred Zinkann, who has pioneered the striking of coins in many non-conventional metals. While mr. Zinkann had plans to mint many more varieties of this coin in diverse rare metals (amongst others rhenium), the dies broke during the minting of the fourth iridium coin, putting the minting to a halt. Mr. Zinkann sells the coins via eBay, using the nom-de-plume “equillink”.

© 2007 Tædivm / C.D. Shiboleth. Coin information and scans courtesy of F. Zinkann and C.D. Shiboleth. Layout thanks to G. Cruickshank / USNS.