British Antarctic Territory Penguins 50p Series: Gentoo - 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish

Product Code: L4C71104

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Dispatch for orders will be delayed by 3-5 working days at present, and next day delivery is not currently an option

Pre-Order Delivery Update - Island Games will be dispatched from Monday 10th August as we are taking extra care to ensure numbers are allocated correctly. The majority of the Gentoo Penguin 50p Orders will be dispatched tomorrow (6th August) and any remaining orders will be dispatched from Monday 10th August.

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Coin Highlights

  • 2019 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the British Antarctic Territory
  • Issue: 4,000
  • This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied
  • Five Coin Set Album Available - Sold Separately!


Penguins cope very well in the cold which is why they are very much at home in the Antarctic, especially as some of them breed in the coldest conditions on the planet.  Their short outer feathers overlap each other, much like the tiles on a roof, which forms a thick, waterproof layer.  Underneath are fluffier feathers which provide warmth.  As a rule, the larger the penguin is, the easier it is for it to conserve heat.  It is hard to believe that some breeds are so good at keeping warm that they do sometimes encounter the problem of overheating during the Summer.  Pobjoy Mint is therefore excited to announce the release of the fourth coin in the series of five coins featuring the Penguins of Antarctica which continues to be exceptionally popular with collectors and penguin lovers alike.  The penultimate coin in the series of five coins features the Gentoo Penguin.

The design on the coin itself features a male and female Gentoo penguin.  The Pobjoy Mint exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is shown on the obverse of the coin. The coin is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with the penguins portrayed in colour.  A special colour album, which is sold separately, has been designed to house all five coins.

*This coin is sold in a 50pence shaped capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. Specific die mark will be allocated randomly with your purchase and therefore it is not guaranteed.*

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The Gentoo penguin is easily recognisable by the wide white stripe which extends across its head like a bonnet.  No one knows where the name ‘gentoo’ comes from but they do live up to their Latin name pygoscelis which means brush tailed.  The Gentoo has the most prominent tail of all penguins which sticks out behind and sweeps from side to side as they walk.    The third largest species of penguin, the Gentoo is the fastest underwater swimmer of all the penguins and can actually reach speeds of up to 22 mph/36 kmh.  In the Antarctic, Gentoo penguins can be found close to the British Antarctic Survey research stations.

Metal Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Issue Limit 4,000

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