Product Code: L4C65402
AFTER THE DEVASTATING NEWS CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRMA THAT HAS AFFECTED THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AMONG MANY OTHER CARIBBEAN ISLANDS, POBJOY MINT WILL BE DONATING 20% OF THE SALE VALUE OF ALL SILVER PROOF AND CUPRO NICKEL COINS ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE BVI TO A FUND THAT HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE ISLANDS GOVERNMENT. YOUR HELP WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY THE ISLANDERS.
The Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the Penguin Capital of the World as more than 1 million penguins nest on the Islands throughout the year. This is why we have decided to produce a set of four beautiful indigenous penguins in stunning Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish. These fully coloured 50 pence shaped coins are also part of a set that can be housed in a distinctive new collector’s pack (Please note that the pack is sold separately!).
The design features an adult Gentoo penguin alongside two penguin chicks over a rocky mountain. The Gentoo penguin is the largest common Falkland Penguin, second in size to the King and unmistakable with a white bar over the crown of the head and a long reddish-orange and black bill. The obverse features a new & exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Gentoo Penguins are the fastest underwater swimming bird, reaching speeds of 36 kilometres per hour (22.3 miles per hour). Gentoo Penguins nest in large and noisy breeding colonies adjacent to sandy or shingle beaches at over 80 locations around the Falkland Islands. There are about 300,000 breeding pairs on the islands.
Next Issues: King Penguin (August 2017), Magellanic Penguin (October 2017).
**This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. If more than 15x coins have been purchased, please note no pouches will be included and your coins will be dispatched in tubes.**
The Falklands population suffered a decline during the 1980s and early 1990s, probably as a result of over-fishing, but appears to have reached an equilibrium by 2002, albeit at a lower population level than prior to the onset of commercial fishing.
|Metal||Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin|
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