Falklands Penguins II 50p Series: Gentoo - 2018 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish

Product Code: L4C68902

DELIVERY UPDATE 11th September 2020We can confirm 70% of the Hercules orders have been shipped yesterday with the remaining orders to be dispatched next week. There has been a slight delay in the Penguin orders which will now be dispatched from Monday.We thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.All the best, Pobjoy Team.

Latest Update (14/08/2020): Standard delivery time for orders is currently 7-10 working days with Royal Mail. Please note, this does not include any pre-order items.

Please note, whilst social distancing measures are still in place, a small number of colleagues are undertaking a number of responsibilities from different departments which means delays will occur. Whilst we endeavour to try and deal with customer enquiries as quickly as possible, our response time will be slower than usual but our team is working as hard as they can during these strange times. Our phone lines are still currently closed.

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

£9.96
(Excl. VAT)

Interested in purchasing this coin? Contact [email protected] today to enquire about availability. Please remember to state which metal you wish to purchase the coin in.

Coin Highlights

  • 2018 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence Coin
  • Issued on behalf of the Falkland Islands
  • Issue: 7,500
  • This coin is sold in a NEW 50p shaped capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied
  • Five Coin Set Album Available - Sold Separately!
  • Individual Certificate of Authenticity

Description

Following the release of the first coin in the new series of Falkland Island Penguin 50p coins, we are delighted to announce the release of the second coin of the new set of five coins featuring the five breeds of penguin that are resident on the Islands at some point during the course of the year. Known as the penguin capital of the world, it is hard to believe that back in the 18th Century these beautiful birds were victimised for oil and, in the case of some breeds, for their beautiful skin. Thankfully, conservation and awareness has changed this and the penguins are now a favourite with tourists.

The Gentoo is the most widespread occurring penguin on the Falkland Islands which are home to the largest population of this species of penguins on Earth.  Gentoo penguins are a long-tailed species of penguins first described by science in 1781 on the Falkland Islands by naturalist Johann Reinhold Forster who travelled the world with Captain James Cook.

The coin features a headshot of a Gentoo penguin which is shown in glorious colour which features the unmistakable white bar over the crown on the head of this particular breed. 

*This coin is sold in a 50pence shaped capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album no pouch will be supplied. If more than 14+ coins have been purchased, please note no pouches will be included and your coins will be dispatched in tubes.**

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This new series of coins features close-up head shots of the five penguins that inhabit the Falkland Islands, each shown in glorious colour to enhance the detail.  A new collector’s album to hold the set is also available which sets the coins against a beautiful image of a group of King penguins and includes information on each breed.

The obverse of the coin features the exclusive Pobjoy Mint effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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

Pobjoy Mint aims to dispatch all in stock items within 48 hours.

UK (Including Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey) delivery charges:
- FREE Standard UK Delivery - 3-5 business days
- £8.99 - Next Day Delivery (When ordered before 1:00pm)
- £11.22 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 1.30pm)
- £19.26 - Next Day Delivery Saturday (Guaranteed by 9.30am)

Europe (Excl United Kingdom) delivery charges:
- £0 - £59.99 £5.00
- £60.00 - £149.99 £7.50
- £150.00 - £300.00 £10.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £15.00
- £800.00 - £4999.99 £25.00

Rest of the World delivery charges:
- £0 - £300.00 £15.00
- £301.00 - £799.99 £20.00
- £800.00 - £1249.99 £50.00
- £1250.00 - £2999.99 £80.00
- £3000.00 - £4999.99+ £100.00

For more details on postage charges please see our Delivery Information page.