Product Code: L0668800
As a dedication to the adorable penguins of the Antarctic and on behalf of the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of the World’s First combination coin of Silver and Crystal.
This charming new collector's coin captures the essence of the King Penguin’s journey as they waddle in a line aiming for their destination and the outer ring depicts the parent penguins with their young. What makes this commemorative coin unique is the central design of a King Penguin Chick, which is engraved in Crystal.
Available in Proof Sterling Silver, each beautifully engineered precious metal coin has been struck four times to produce the superlative Pobjoy Proof finish. Approved by Buckingham Palace each coin bears a fine effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley on the obverse at the top centre of the outer ring
In December 2005, ‘March of the Penguins’, the Academy Award-winning documentary film by Luc Jacquet and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society was first screened in UK cinemas and it received enviable reviews from both film critics and the movie-going public. The film chronicles the extraordinary journey of the Emperor Penguin of the Antarctic which travels over 60 miles each year heading inland to its breeding grounds.
Worldwide there are 17 species of the flightless bird belonging to the Speheniscidae family and South Georgia is home to three breeding species of penguin; the Chinstrap, the Gentoo and the King. This latter species is the second largest in the penguin family, after the Emperor and unlike the smaller penguins they breed during winter in Antarctica.
Following the long trek of the King Penguin to its ancestral breeding ground, this remarkable animal has to endure the most brutal snowstorms and withstand long episodes of hunger as they tend to their solitary offspring.
|Metal||Proof Sterling Silver|
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.
You may also like