South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Penguin 50p Series: Chinstrap - 2020 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish

Product Code: L4C71201

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

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Coin Highlights

  • 2020 Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50 Pence Coin
  • FIRST Coin in a NEW 50p Series
  • Issued on Behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government
  • Issue Limit: 2,500
  • This coin is sold in a capsule inside a blue pouch. If purchased with an album, no pouch will be supplied.


Please note that this is a pre-order item and orders will be dispatched from Monday 15th June onwards in chronological order **Pre-order - If purchased with an album, please note the pre-order date will be Monday 29th June and your order will be shipped all together

Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the FIRST coin in a brand new Penguin 50p Series for 2020. After the exceptional response to our previous Penguin collections, we know this series will be a much-loved addition. This new series features four Penguins on behalf of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Government.

The first coin in this series features the Chinstrap Penguin, named after the band of dark feathers under its chin, which looks like a strap keeping their hat on. The largest colony on the uninhabited South Sandwich Islands of Zavodovski hosts approximately 1.2 million breeding pairs of Chinstrap Penguins. 

Our stunning new 50 pence coin features a single adult Chinstrap Penguin. This stunning news series is available in Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish with each Penguin being portrayed in colour. A certificate of authenticity will also be provided with each coin. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint Exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Quen Elizabeth II.

**This coin is sold in a crown sized shaped capsule with a 50p spacer 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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Chinstrap Penguins are considered to be very social animals, and during the breeding season, are known to gather in enormous colonies onshore. In the world today, there are an estimated 7 million Chinstrap Penguins. 

When penguins walk they waddle, which may look very comical but actually has a rather more logical explanation.  Studies have found that walking with a swaying motion can lead to an 80% energy saving which is vital when trying to survive in the coldest place on Earth.

Metal Coloured Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish 50p
Diameter 27.30mm
Weight 8.00gms
Issue Limit 2,500

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

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