Falklands Penguins 50p Series: King Penguin - 2017 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish

Product Code: L4C65403

£8.29
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Coin Highlights

  • Third Issue of the Falkland Penguins Series
  • 2017 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: 7,500
  • This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied.
  • Four Coin Set Album Available - Sold Separately!

Description

PRE-ORDER: PLEASE NOTE ITEMS WILL BE DISPATCHED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER FROM 1ST AUGUST 2017 AND OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. SOME ORDERS MIGHT TAKE LONGER THAN EXPECTED.

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 reverse features a large adult male King Penguin with his smaller female companion lovingly touching their beaks. The obverse features a new & exclusive effigy design of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Next Issue: 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.**

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The King Penguin is a very large species of penguin, second only to the Emperor Penguin and reaches a height of about 100cm and weight of 18kg. They sustain themselves on a diet of small fish and squid which they dive to incredible depths of over 100m to catch. The Plumage of the King penguin is similar to the Emperor Penguin with a contrasting vivid yellow/orange patch at the top of the chest. The King penguin also has this same orange on its cheek patches where this is much lighter on the Emperor.

The King penguin is found Sub-Antarctic islands such as the Falkland Islands and the population, currently at 2.2 million is actually increasing. Similarly to other penguins the King has two groups of predators, those who eat its eggs such as Petrals and Skua and those who hunt adult penguins such as the Leopard seal and the Orca. King penguins typically start to reproduce at the age of about 6 and they are serially monogamous which means that they will have one partner each year that they will stay faithful to.

Metal Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p Coin
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Issue Limit 7,500

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